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Vernon Guy Dickson

Title: Assoc. Professor

Office: AC1 343

Phone: 305-919-5734


Department(s): English

Dr. Dickson earned his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and specializes in Early Modern Literature and Rhetoric. He regularly teaches Writing and Rhetoric I, Rhetorical Theory and Practice, British Literature to 1660, Renaissance Drama, Shakespeare (Comedies), Shakespeare (Tragedies), Global Shakespeares, Shakespeare: Text and Film, and Analytical Writing and Presentation Skills

Teaching Philosophy

"My goal is to engage a student’s interest, to help them find what motivates them within a subject matter.  I model my own interests and enthusiasm and allow students multiple ways of engaging with, thinking about, and practicing skills and concepts."

Research Areas

Dr. Dickson currently serves on the Faculty Senate; the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education Assembly (Chair); the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education Council of Chairs; the University Gordon Rule Committee; the Biscayne Bay Campus Committee; the Gateway Literature Curriculum Committee; the Literature Track Committee; the Dual Enrollment Assessment; the English Department Executive Committee; the English Department NTT Promotion Committee; and the Writing Programs Steering Committee.

Dr. Dickson is currently working on a research project titled “Emulation in As You Like It, Shakespeare and the Board Game Renaissance.”