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 Bird, John   Name:  John Bird 
Title:  Director, Winthrop Teaching and Learning Center; Professor of English 
Education:
Ph.D., English, University of Rochester
M.A., English, Appalachian State University
B.S., English, Appalachian State University
Office:  260 Bancroft Hall  
Phone:  803/323-3679 
E-mail:  birdj@winthrop.edu  
Web:  http://faculty.winthrop.edu/birdj  
Area(s):
Mark Twain, 19th- and 20th-Century American Literature, Critical Theory, American Humor, Critical Thinking
Bird is the director of the Winthrop Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) and a professor of English at Winthrop. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. Bird teaches courses in American literature, critical theory, and critical thinking. He is director of Winthrop University’s Teaching and Learning Center. 

He is the author of Mark Twain and Metaphor (University of Missouri Press, 2007), as well as articles on Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, and American humor.