Department of English

Sheila Smith McKoy

Chair, Department of English
Professor of English

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
English Building (EB 440), Room 155
Phone: 470-578-6297


Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy is professor of English and Chair of the English Department at Kennesaw State University. A poet, literary critic, fiction writer and documentary filmmaker, Smith McKoy’s work has appeared in numerous publications including the critically acclaimed Schomburg series African American Women Writers 1910 – 1940, Black Gold, Callaloo, Contours, Journal of Ethnic American Literature, Mythium, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Research for African Literatures, Valley Voices, and in the Eno Press 27 Views series. Her critical books include The Elizabeth Keckley Reader (Eno Publishers, 2016), a two-volume series, and When Whites Riot: Writing Race and Violence in American and South African Cultures (U of Wisconsin Press, 2001). Dr. Smith McKoy’s research is focused on African, African American, Caribbean and other African Diaspora Literatures, in Literature and Medicine, Bioethics, mental health advocacy, and anti-hazing activism.

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