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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina



Sara Sanders


Teaching composition, English as a Second Language, English as a Foreign Language, illness narratives, cognitive metaphors, development of learning communities

Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Sara Sanders, professor of English, joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty in 1987. She is a graduate of Baptist College of Charleston (now Charleston Southern University) and earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of South Carolina in 1978 and 1981, respectively.

She was director of Coastal's honors program from 1992 to 1996 and received the Student Affairs Division Award for the 1995-1996 academic year. Sanders chaired the Department of English, Communication and Journalism from 2004 to 2007 and was named Kearns Palmetto Professor for 2007 to 2012. She is a consultant to the Conway Medical Center Palliative Care Team working conducting research related to Illness Narratives. She and her husband Steve Nagle are co-editors of "English in the Southern United States" (Cambridge University Press 2003) and co-recipients of the 2003 S.C. Governor's Award in the Humanities.

Her areas of expertise include teaching composition, English as a Second/Foreign Language, illness narratives, cognitive metaphors and development of learning communities.

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