Dr. Rick Sprouse

General Education Division

Dr. Rick Sprouse serves as chair of the General Education Division at Piedmont teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses. He received a B.A. degree in English from Tennessee Temple University, an M.A. degree in English from the University of Mississippi, and a PhD from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 1973, Dr. Sprouse became a believer in Christ and in His sacrifice for sins during a church youth rally in his hometown of Gallatin, Tennessee.

Dr. Sprouse has taught previously at five different schools. In addition to Mississippi and Tennessee as graduate teaching assistant, he taught as instructor and assistant professor at Campbell University (Buies Creek NC), North Georgia College, and Pensacola Christian College. At each of these schools, he has enjoyed the privilege to introduce students to the wonders of literature, to the beauties in works by Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Milton among others. Dr. Sprouse hopes to be an aid to both undergraduate and graduate students in their writing skills. He also believes that studying literature and improving one’s writing skills helps a Christian to be a good servant of the Lord. 

Tennessee Temple University
M.A. University of Mississippi
Ph.D. University of Tennessee -- Knoxville

"The Textual Relationships of the Unexpanded Middle English Northern Homily Cycle." Manuscripta 33 (1989): 92-108.

"Middle English Dialect Investigation and the Middle English Manuscript: The Case of the Bodleian Manuscript 6923." SECOL Review 15 (1991): 87-99.

"The Scribal Dialect of the Bodleian Library, Manuscript Ashmole 42."  Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 104 (1) (2003): 95-113.

The Southern Version  of Cursor Mundi, Volume 4, Lines 17289-21346. Edited by Peter H. J. Mous. Studies in the Age of Chaucer 11 (1989): 265-67.

Text and Matter: New Critical Perspectives of the Pearl-Poet. Edited by Robert J. Blanch, Miriam Y. Miller, and Julian N. Wasserman. South Atlantic Review 57 (1992): 115-17.

The Wars of Alexander. Edited by Hoyt Duggan and Thorlac Turville-Petre. Studies in the Age of Chaucer 15 (1993): 188-91.

Troilus and Criseyde:  The Poem and the Frame. By Allen J. Frantzen. South Atlantic Review 59 (1994): 124-26.

Studies in Troilus: Chaucer's Text, Meter, and Diction. By Stephen A. Barney. Studies in the Age of Chaucer 17 (1995): 163-67.

Prophetic Song: The Psalms as Moral Discourse in Late Medieval England. By Michael P. Kuczynski. South Atlantic Review 61 (1996): 167-70.

Referee for the South Atlantic Review and Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 1993.

Co-Writer and Coordinator of "Teaching the Middle Ages: A Workshop for Middle School Teachers," October 1991. Funded by the Georgia Humanities Council.

Session Panelist for "Approaches to Teaching Chaucer for the Non-Specialist" at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference of the College English Association, 2 April 1993.

Contact Dr. Sprouse
Phone: 336-714-7979
Office: Deeds Hall (Third Floor)