Dr. Amy Lea Clemons

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Dr. Amy Lea Clemons

Assistant Professor of English

Office: FH 152
Phone: 843-661-1494
aclemons@fmarion.edu

As a rhetorician and scifi fan, Dr. Clemons attempts to theorize the ways the end of the world is expressed in literature, film, and television–and why that topic is important for social movements. When not worrying about dystopian rumblings, she writes about connections between online fandom and composition pedagogy, comics and disability, and Tumblr practices and politics (among others). Her range of research areas are the result of studying philosopher Kenneth Burke, who could never stick to one topic at a time either.

At FMU, Dr. Clemons teaches composition, introductory literature, and introductory film courses, and she tutors for the Writing Center online. She also teaches classes in literary theory, science writing, and television studies.

Dr. Clemons lives in Florence with her cats Kit and Kairos, who are significantly less concerned about an oncoming apocalypse.

Education

PhD, Purdue University
MA, Northeastern University
BA, Bluffton College

Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’re developing high-caliber professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

No giant lecture halls here. We keep class sizes small and the crowds thin at FMU because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and right about 4,000 students sound like “just right” numbers to us.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in 20 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this pretty, you have to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for five straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16

FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional University by U.S. News and World Report.

Francis Marion University is in ETC’s top 10 percent of university’s that have the most impact on graduate’s long-term career earnings. More at www.educatetocareer.com.

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CONTACT US

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PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
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