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Professor of English


  • Ph.D. English-Medieval, 1986, University of TN-Knoxville
  • M. A. English, 1980, Arkansas State University
  • B.A. English, 1971, Arkansas State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Medieval
  • Arthurian Literature
  • Language History
  • Restoration/18th Century
  • Early Christian Literature
  • Grammar

Courses Taught

  • The English Language
  • Comparative Modern Grammars
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • The Bible as Literature
  • Introduction to Literature of the Western World
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II

Research Interests

  • Current Project:
    18th Century English Views of Sappho, Joseph of Arimathea and the Grail, Lost Music: The Decline of Metrics in Modern Poetry


  • ASTATE Faculty Achievement Award for Advising (2014)

Jerry Ball

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2161


Building: HSS
Room: 4064