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Paige Ellisor-Catoe

Associate Professor of English
Academic Background
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
Phone Number:
(864) 231-2195
Paige Ellisor-Catoe

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.”

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


Why teach at AU?

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


Reading, crafts, yoga, watching quality television

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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.