Dr. Hal McDonald
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1991
M.A., Wake Forest University, 1986
B.A., Wake Forest University, 1983
Hal McDonald teaches courses in American literature, linguistics, and creative writing. His research interests include the fiction of William Faulkner, composition pedagogy, classical rhetoric, and information theory. He is currently at work on an information theory-based study of literature titled “’The Stairway of Surprise’: Toward a Poetics of Entropy.” In addition to his scholarly interests, he also writes poetry and fiction, having published a historical mystery novel, The Anatomists, with Harper Collins in 2008.