Dr. Stephen Spencer
Provost and Emeritus Professor of English
Areas of Specialization
Modern American Literature, Multi-Ethnic Literature of the US, and Composition
Dr. Stephen Spencer served as Shepherd University’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2022 to 2023. Prior to that, he was the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Executive Director of the Alabama Center for the Arts at Athens State University. At the University of Southern Indiana, Dr. Spencer was Professor of English, English Department Chair, and Enrollment Management Planning Coordinator. At Wilmington College of Ohio, Dr. Spencer served in several positions: Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Area Coordinator of Humanities and Modern Languages, English Department Chair, Writing Across the Curriculum Director. His Academic Ranks included Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and then Professor of English. In 2004, Dr. Spencer was Senior Fulbright Scholar in American Studies at Universidad Complutense Madrid. Dr. Spencer is also a talented and published poet.