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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Profile

 
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 No-Mug, Male   Name:  Gilbert Coon 
Title:  Adjunct Instructor of English 
Education:
Ph.D., Washington State University
B.A., Wilmington College
Office:  210 Bancroft Hall  
Phone:  803/323-4556 
E-mail:  coong@winthrop.edu  
Web:  http://faculty.winthrop.edu/coong  
Area(s):
American Literature, Composition, Organization/Management Development
Dr. Coon started his academic career as an assistant professor of English at Central Missouri State University. He taught undergraduate courses in American literature and composition, and a graduate course on the American realists and naturalists. After five years, he joined the University of Missouri as a continuing education specialist for a three-county Cooperative Extension region. He then left academe for the business world, serving as a supervisor, manager, and director of training and development in several manufacturing organizations. Ten years later he started his own business as a management/organization development consultant.

A decade of consulting work led to an offer to join Inland Paperboard & Packaging as a performance improvement manager. One year later, Coon was promoted to a district human resources manager, a job which brought him to Charlotte, N.C. He retired from Inland in 2003 and has been teaching part-time at Winthrop and other higher-education institutions since then.