||Chair, Department of English; Professor of English
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Vanderbilt University
B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
||246 Bancroft Hall
Victorian Literature, Romantic Literature, The Novel, Slave Narratives, Creative Writing, Pedagogy and Composition Studies, Technology and the Humanities, Literary Theory
Gregg Hecimovich is Professor and Chair of the Department of
English at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He earned
his BA at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, where he won the
Louis D. Rubin Jr. Prize for most outstanding creative writer in his graduating
class and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude in both English
Literature and Creative Writing. He earned his MA and PhD at Vanderbilt
University where he was awarded the Graduate Student of the Year Award.
He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the University
of North Carolina Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching
Award and the Max Ray Joyner Award for innovative teaching with technology.
Hecimovich is the author of four previous books. His most
recent work includes contributions to the new edition of Hannah Crafts’s
best-selling novel, The Bondwoman’s Narrative, for which he
co-wrote a new preface with the work's editor, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., based
on research from Hecimovich's book-in-progress, due out from
Ecco/HarperCollins. The research Hecimovich has conducted on this project
has garnered front-page attention in The New York Times, a review
essay in The New Republic, and support from the National Endowment for
the Arts. In 2014-2015, Hecimovich was a Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation
Fellow at the W E. B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University. In
2015-2016, he will serve as the Josephus Daniels Fellow at The National
Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Additionally, in 2015-2016, Hecimovich has received a Public Scholar
Fellowship by The National Endowment for the Humanities to support work on The
Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of The Bondwoman’s Narrative.