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 Hecimovich, Gregg   Name:  Gregg Hecimovich 
Title:  Chair, Department of English; Professor of English 
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Vanderbilt University
B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Office:  246 Bancroft Hall  
Phone:  803/323-4573 
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 a new edition of Hannah Crafts’s best-selling novel, The Bondwoman’s Narrative, for which he co-wrote a new introduction with the work's editor, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Currently, Hecimovich is working on The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of The Bondwoman’s Narrative slated for publication by Ecco/HarperCollins in 2017. 

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 is serving as the Josephus Daniels Fellow at The National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.  Additionally, in 2015-2016, Hecimovich holds a Public Scholar Fellowship appointment from The National Endowment for the Humanities.