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Keith Lee Huneycutt, Ph.D.

Professor of English


My teaching goals are to help students discover ways to read great works of literature and put those works into context; to help students develop reading, research, and analytical skills that they can use to continue educating themselves throughout their lives; and to help students strengthen their writing.

-Keith Lee Huneycutt

Christoverson Humanities - 319




Dr. Huneycutt received his Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988. Since 1987, he has taught 27 different courses at Florida Southern College. Florida Literature, Victorian Literature, Masterpieces of World Literature, the English Department's Senior Seminar, and the Honors Program's Environmental Insights and Investigations are among his favorite courses. He has been chair of the English Department and of the Humanities Division and has served on the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Professional Interest Committee, the General Education Committee, and many other campus committees. He is the Faculty Director for Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honorary Society. Beyond the campus, he has made numerous scholarly presentations to community and professional organizations and served as the President of the Florida College English Association in 2007, receiving that organization's Distinguished Colleague Award in 2011. He also is a member of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, The College English Association, The Modern Language Association, The National Council of Teachers of English, and The South Atlantic Modern Language Association.


  • Ph.D., B.A., English, The University of North Carolina
  • A.A., Brevard College


Dr. Huneycutt enjoys fishing, hiking, canoeing, reading, traveling, gardening, conversing with family & friends.


  • Distinguished Colleague Award from the Florida College English Association presented at the annual conference, October 14, 2011
  • Sigma Tau Delta, National English Honor Society, inducted 2007
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, listed in 2004, 2005 editions


"Being a Nigger, I Never Had No Choice": Revision, Race, and the Role of Henry Short in Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country, Florida Studies: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Florida College English Association. VII (2012).

"Land, Class, and Money: Economic Cause & Effect in Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country." Florida Studies: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Florida College English Association. VI (2011). 179 - 188.


Dr. Huneycutt has published various articles on Florida literature and culture and co-authored a book, Echoes From a Distant Frontier: The Brown Sisters’ Correspondence from Antebellum Florida, 1835 - 1850 with Dr. James M. Denham in 2004. Dr. Huneycutt has recently become interested in literature about the environment and plans to continue research on that subject to develop a new course.