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O'Haynes, Delilah

Professor of English

Division of Humanities
Contact Information

Building: Marsh Hall, Room: A315
Campus Box: D-104
Telephone #: 304-384-5261
E-mail Address:
Office Hours:

varies per semester


  • Ed.D English Education, University of TN
  • Creative Writing--Georgia State Univ.
  • M.S. English Education, Radford Univ.
  • B.S. English/Journalism, ETSU
  • A.S. SVCC

Research Interests & Publications

Dissertation: The Effects of Audience on Freshmen Composition

Web Sites:

Current Research: Searching grants for a university lecture tour: Ancient Wisdom Come Full Circle part of 5 years' research that will culminate in 5 books

Link to recent research presentation video:


--from Southwest Virginia, coal-miner's daughter
--taught high school English, then elementary resource,
then community college, then college--since 1979
--spent 25 yrs. in the Methodist ministry, through 3
seminaries--lived all over the South
--breast cancer survivor
--writer as well as teacher--have published or been
involved with the publishing of 5 books, available in
Concord's bookstore
--member of several Appalachian writers groups and
--advocator for Appalachia and our environment
--founder of Concord's SART--sexual assault response
team--have worked with many victims of assault,
molestation, abuse, cancer, and the like
--founding member of the Holston Conference Native
American Ministry Team (see link for ranchovilasa)
--give readings and speak to groups concerning writing,
personal survival, and other related topics

Courses Taught or Currently Teaching

Composition; World Lit; Creative Writing; Mini Courses in 20th Cent. Women, Mark Twain, American Indian Influence, Harlem Renassiance, Southwest Lit; Special Topics Courses in American Indian Lit, African American Lit, Holocaust, 2012 Lit, Poetry, Fiction.