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Dr. Jim Nutter

Dr. Jim Nutter

Honors Director and Quiz Bowl Coach
Professor of English

(434) 592-3303


  • D.A. in English, University of Mississippi
  • M.Ed. in Educational Psychology & Gifted Education, University of Virginia
  • M.A. in English, Marshall University
  • B.A. in English, Tennessee Temple University


Dr. Nutter serves as the Honors Director and Quiz Bowl coach for the Honors Program and is also a full professor in the English Department, where he teaches Honors English courses and upper-division courses in American literature as well as the Senior Honors Thesis. He has served as the Honors DIrector for over 20 years.

Courses Taught 

  • The Modern Novel
  • Senior Honors Thesis
  • Special Topics: James Fenimore Cooper
  • Directed Research: The Novel
  • American Novel
  • The American Renaissance
  • Early American Literature
  • English Novel
  • American Literature I and II—Honors
  • Composition and Literature—Honors


  • MLA Refresher Course (with Dr. Emily Heady). Faculty Workshop. (Aug. 2007).
  • Meeting the Needs of Upper-Division Honors Program Students. Faculty Workshop (Aug. 2004).
  • Differentiating Instruction for Honors Students. Faculty Workshop (Aug. 2003).
  • Achieving the Proper Balance between Academic Communities and Spiritual & Social Communities. Alpha Lambda Delta (2009).
  • Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation: A Panel Discussion. Center for Teaching Excellence (2011).


  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2006, 2005, 2004, 2002).
  • Teacher of the Year, by the Liberty chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (2005).
  • Teaching with Technology Boot Camp certificate (2011).
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