Dr. Shane A. McCoy

Lecturer (they/them/theirs)

Dr. Shane A. McCoy
(615) 898-5644
Room 351, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Spring 2021: Tuesdays, 1-5 PM via Zoom (please email to make an appointment)

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Washington (2017)
  • MA, University of Washington (2012)
  • BA, Middle Tennessee State University (2010)

Areas of Expertise

Feminist Affect Studies, Queer Theory and Literature, Cultural Studies, Rhetoric, First-Year Composition, Knowledge Transfer, Transnational Literature, Critical and Feminist Pedagogies, Contemplative Pedagogy

Biography

Dr. Shane A. McCoy (pronouns: they/them/theirs) is a Lecturer in the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University and teaches undergraduate courses that focus on first-year composition (ENGL 1010/2020), African American Literature (ENGL 2020), and Gay and Lesbian Literature (ENGL 2020). Dr. McCoy earned their bachelor’s degree in English and a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies at MTSU and graduated Honors with Distinction after compl...

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Dr. Shane A. McCoy (pronouns: they/them/theirs) is a Lecturer in the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University and teaches undergraduate courses that focus on first-year composition (ENGL 1010/2020), African American Literature (ENGL 2020), and Gay and Lesbian Literature (ENGL 2020). Dr. McCoy earned their bachelor’s degree in English and a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies at MTSU and graduated Honors with Distinction after completing their thesis “Beyond the Triangle: Breaking the Silence of Lesbian Desire in Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness and Vita Sackville-West’s All Passion Spent.” They completed their Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Seattle; their dissertation, entitled Texts that Teach: Curriculum, Affect, and Critical Pedagogy in the Neoliberal University, focused on curriculum, affect, and critical and feminist pedagogies within the context of instructional scaffolding as it intersects with social justice and pedagogies of empowerment. While at the UW, Dr. McCoy taught undergraduate courses that focused on women of color and Black feminisms, racial and ethnic studies, and comedy as social and cultural critique. In addition to the UW, their experiences prior to teaching at MTSU include Volunteer State Community College and Tennessee Technological University, where they taught courses on gender, race, and power in literature and film. Dr. McCoy’s research interests include instructional scaffolding and curriculum design, feminist affect studies, Africana women’s literature, cognitive literary studies, the sociology of education, and social and emotional learning. Their work has appeared in Radical Teacher, The CEA Critic, The Journal of the African Literature Association, and Writing from Below. In 2018-2019, Dr. McCoy received the designation of Faculty Fellow after completing the Faculty Fellows Program offered by the Lucinda Taylor Lea Learning, Teaching, and Innovative Technologies Center at MTSU. Dr. McCoy is also certified in MTSU’s SafeZone Training, a program designed to support LGBTQ+ students, and is certified in Mental Health First Aid. Dr. McCoy currently serves an advisory board member for the 2020 LGBT+ College Conference at MTSU.

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