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Scott Simkins

Scott Simkins

Senior Lecturer


Scott Simkins

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8070 Haley Center

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Office Hours

Tuesday, Thursday 10 am-12 pm


PhD, University of Southern Mississippi

MA, College of William & Mary

About Me

Scott Simkins earned his master’s degree in literature from the College of William & Mary in 1990 and his PhD in American literature from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2006. He specializes twentieth-century American literature. At Auburn University he has taught world literature, American literature, and core composition as well as 19th-century American literature and business writing.

Research Interests

American literature


  • “Myth as Talisman: Adaptive Teleology in The Winter of Our Discontent” in The Steinbeck Review Fall 2007.
  • Review of Robert B. Harmon’s Tracking John Steinbeck: A Bibliographer’s Perspective for The Steinbeck Review Fall 2007.
  • Entries on “About Ed Ricketts,” The Harvest Gypsies, A Russian Journal, and others for A Steinbeck Encyclopedia, 2006.
  • Review of Suzanne K. Sherman's Comedies Useful and Charles Watson's History of Southern Drama for Theatre Survey. May 1999.