Dr. W. Brett Wiley
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MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Nathaniel Dersom, a freshman Engineering major at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, has been awarded the prestigious University Scholars Fellowship, according to Dr. W. Brett Wiley, Honors Program director.
- Professor, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2017 - present
- Associate Professor, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2014 - 2017
- Adjunct Professor, Contemporary Music Center, 2006 - 2008
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, 2005-2006
- Honors Program Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, 2004-2005
- Conference of Christianity and Literature
- Sigma Tau Delta
- Award for Excellence in Student Recruitment, 2015-2016
- Faculty Member of the Year, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2014-2015
- "Professing Literature." CCCU Calvin Summer Seminar, Calvin College, Calvin, Michigan, July 2009.
- "Invocation as Self-Change: George Saunders's Use of Prayer," in Religion and the Arts, Vol. 24, Issue 4 (2020). Click here for an abstract.
- “George Saunders’ 400-Pound Saint: Goodness or Ideology.” Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature. (Winter 2019)
- “To Like the Right Things for the Right Reasons.” Journal of Faith and the Academy 11.2 (Fall 2018)
- “Sincere People Act: George Saunders' Religious Characters” George Saunders at Loyola University Chicago, hosted by the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, 2018.
- “A Conversation with George Saunders.” Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion 88 (2016): 57-68. (also selected for inclusion in Gale Research, Contemporary Literary Criticism: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, 2018)
- “Telling Ghost Stories: A Review of Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.” The Cresset, Trinity 2017.
- “Toni Morrison's American Cain; Or, Sula Peace and the National Identity.” Toni Morrison Society Session. American Literature Association. Boston, Massachusetts, May 2009.
- “'Restoring the Broken Connections': Conflict Resolved in Wendell Berry's Remembering.” Ed. Ben Robertson. New York: Edwin Mellon Press, 2007. 281-98.
- “Saint Anthony, Lost Things, and Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms.” Key West Hemingway (International Hemingway Society Conference). Key West, Florida, June 2004.
- “Cathcart and the Magazine.” War, Literature and the Arts. Vol. 14 (2002). 78-88. (also selected for inclusion in Gale Research, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Vol. 151.)
- Ph.D. in English, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
- M.A. in English, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
- B.A. in English, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia