Dr. Caleb Corkery

Dr. Caleb Corkery

Dr. Caleb Corkery

Assistant Chair; Associate Professor of English

Office: Chryst 101
Phone: (717) 872-3655
Fax: (717) 871-2446

Additional Information


  • B.A., Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.F.A., Brooklyn College
  • M.A., University of Maryland College Park
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park


  • Literacy Narratives
  • Multicultural issues surrounding literacy
  • African American rhetorical traditions
  • Writing pedagogy


Chester Himes, David Mamet

University/Program Connections

  • President's Commission on Cultural Diversity

Passions & Distractions

  • Theatre
  • Basketball

Courses Taught

  • English 010: Fundamentals of Writing
  • English 110: English Composition
  • English 312: Technical Writing
  • English 333: African American Literature I
  • English 334: African American Literature II
  • English 379: Defining the Color Lin

Sample Publication

  • "New Negroes, Clean Names: How 19th Century African American Women Changed Their Reputations from Strumpets to Straightlaced." The Middle-Atlantic Writers Association Review . June/December 2002.
  • "Literacy Narratives and Confidence Building in the Writing Classroom." Journal of Basic Writing . Spring 2005.
  • "Shaping American Literary Traditions from African Stories: A Rhetorical Case Study of Sundiata." Sankofa: A Journal of African Children’s and Young Adult Literature . November 2005.