Sheila Morton

Sheila Morton

Assistant Professor of English

P.O. Box: 5044
Phone: ext. 5698

Sheila Morton is an Assistant Professor of English at Tusculum College with specializations in British literature and composition. She recently received her Ph.D. from Illinois State University where she completed a dissertation about the use of online and classroom performance activities in the teaching of eighteenth-century British drama.

Dr. Morton received her M.A. from Brigham Young University in 2004 and her B.A. from Willamette University in 1996. She also spent two years in volunteer service in the Philippines from 1996-1998. The challenges she experienced learning Tagolog (the official language of the Philippines) and trying to learn and work in a second language later led to an interest in bilingual and bicultural education, and she spent several years teaching English as a second language courses. She has also published an article, "ESL Students in the English Classroom," that provides practical advice to composition teachers who are struggling to help their second language students. She currently teaches both composition and British literature at Tusculum, where she is fortunate to combine her interests in technology-in-teaching, second-language learning, writing, and literature.

She is currently working on an article about the teaching of hypertext arguments in freshman composition courses.