Lloyd Willis

Lloyd Willis

  • Interim Dean, College of Graduate & Online Studies
GC 364 Grier Student Center

Ph.D., University of Florida (2006) 

M.A., University of Florida (2003) 

B.A. (Hons), University of North Carolina at Wilmington (2001) 



  • Feeling, Controlling, and Transcending: The Negotiation of Sentiment in Longfellow, Poe, and Whitman. Reconsidering Longfellow. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. (2014)
  • Environmental Evasion: The Literary, Critical, and Cultural Politics of 'Nature's Nation,' 1823-1966. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). (2011: 260)


  • Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. (2010)
  • John Steinbeck and 'the stalking horror' of Communism in Steinbeck Review. (2009)
  • 'Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, United States National Literature, and the Canonical Erasure of Material Nature' in American Transcendental Quarterly. (2006)
  • 'Why Isn't He So Green?: John Steinbeck's Monstrous Ecology' in Journal of American Culture. (2005)


  • Using Google Web Apps to Improve Student Engagement in Faculty Focus. (2015)


  • The Green Prof (Composition). , South Carolina, Greenville 2012.
  • Soil Train: Greenville-based Gardening for Good points the way to local produce (Other Creative Activities). August, South Carolina, Greenville 2012.
  • Emerson, Greeley, and the Digital Archive. American Literature Association. Washington DC,District of Columbia. (May, 2014)
  • 'The Complex Sentimentality of 'Hiawatha'. American Literature Association. San Francisco,California. (2010)
  • 'New Directions in Longfellow Studies'. 19th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association. San Francisco, California. (May, 2008)
  • 'What a Black Woman Can and Cannot Say: Confronting the Uncomfortable Ending of Their Eyes Were Watching God.'. Piedmont Technical College's Black History Month Celebration. Greenwood,South Carolina. (February, 2008)
  • 'Reclaiming Blackspace: Zora Neale Hurston, the Power of Harlem, and the Promise of Florida.' Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Spartanburg, South Carolina. (June, 2007)
  • 'Zora Neale Hurston, the Power of Harlem, and the Promise of Florida.'. Lander University College of Arts and Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2007)
  • 'Emerson and the Abstraction of Natural Space'. Negotiating 19th Century Spaces. Columbia,South Carolina. (March, 2005)
  • 'Monstrous Ecology: John Steinbeck, Ecology, and American Cultural Politics.'. Midwest Modern Language Association. St. Louis, Missouri. (November, 2004)
  • 'The Preservative Impulse in Steinbeck's Cannery Row'. Western American Literature. Tuscon,Arizona. (October, 2002)