Paige Ellisor-Catoe

Paige Ellisor-Catoe
Assistant Professor of English

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Georgia, English literature
Master of Arts, University of Georgia, English literature
Bachelor of Arts, Presbyterian College, English and religion/philosophy

pellisor-catoe@andersonuniversity.edu

(864) 231-2195

What classes do you teach at Anderson

English Composition & Speech 1/2, Studies in Romanticism, Victorian Literature, Women Writers; special sections on the 19th century British novel, and Jane Austen and film

What year did you start teaching at AU

2011

Why teach at AU?

The community: Students, professors, and staff all come together to create a genial, engaging environment.

Hobbies

Reading, crafts, yoga, watching quality television

People might be interested to know I...

Was a hula hoop champ in the first grade.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

A place where I do not do all the talking. I often challenge my students with a timer to see how long they can carry on scholarly, insightful literary analysis and dialogue without my input. I think they surprise themselves, and such contributions add so much to the class.

More About

Paige does not agree with the characterization of English as a “dead-end” major. “Many businesses and organizations benefit from the critical thinking and writing skills of superior English majors.”

She completed her undergraduate education at another faith-based, liberal-arts institution. “Those were formative years for me and my faith, and I enjoy the opportunity to be a professor and mentor for other students during these pivotal years.”