Associate Professor of English, Summerland Honors Program Director
Office: McClurg 108
Office Phone: 803-321-3318
Department: Department of Humanities
Ph.D., The University of Georgia
M.A.T., Agnes Scott College
B.A., Agnes Scott College
Born and raised near Atlanta, Georgia, Amanda Hodges has been at Newberry College since 2011. After teaching high school English for a number of years, Hodges earned her Ph.D. in English Education at the University of Georgia, where her dissertation examined discourses of fanfiction and identity by combining pop culture studies and writing pedagogies.
She is a recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award, an honor given annual by South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to one professor selected from each of the 20 SCICU member institutions. Hodges also is the recipient of the 2018 Newberry College Student Government Association Teacher of the Year Award, an honor highly coveted by the Newberry faculty because the recipient is selected by the Newberry student body.
Hoddges has been published in The English Journal and The Journal of Transformative Works and Cultures and regularly contributes to the National Council of Teachers of English Teaching and Learning Forum; Hodges has presented at regional, national and international conferences. Some of her recent course topics have included space fantasy, magic and mayhem, love and the literary narrator, and steampunk fiction.
Hodges also enjoys travel, photography, and all things fantasy and sci-fi. She lives in Newberry and enjoys being close to the campus and part of a close-knit community.