Mitchell, Verner D. 1957–

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Mitchell, Verner D. 1957–


Born October 9, 1957, in Thomasville, GA; son of W.J., Sr. and Mary F. Mitchell; married Veronica R. Kennon (a social worker), July 24, 1991; children: Jared D., Courtney M. Ethnicity: "Black." Education: U.S. Air Force Academy, B.S., 1979; Colorado State University, M.A., 1985; Rutgers University, Ph.D., 1995. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Baptist. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, exercising, gardening.


Office—Department of English, 467 Patterson Hall, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152; fax: 901-678-2226. E-mail—[email protected]


U.S. Air Force, career officer, 1979-99, retiring as lieutenant colonel; University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, member of English faculty, director of graduate studies in English, 2006—. U.S. Air Force Academy, began as instructor, became associate professor, 1985-99.


Modern Language Association of America, College Language Association, Langston Hughes Society.


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(Editor, with Cynthia Davis) Dorothy West, Where the Wild Grape Grows: Selected Writings, 1930-1950, University of Massachusetts Press (Amherst, MA), 2005.

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