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R. Dale Smith

Service Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising
(804) 827-8320
Hibbs Hall 318


BA James Madison University
MA Union Presbyterian Seminary
MFA Virginia Commonwealth University

Research/Teaching Focus

Religion and literature; LGBT literature; creative writing (fiction)

Recent/Selected Publications

“Greedy Prayer.” Saints + Sinners 2016: New Fiction From The Festival. Ed. Amie M. Evans and Paul J. Willis. Valley Falls, NY: Bold Strokes, 2016. 35-52.

“That Bitch Got a Pistol.”  Restless (June 2015).

“Advising, Curriculum Development, and Teaching: Making the Connection.” Academic Advising Today (September 2014).

“As a Sub, You are Nothing.” Atticus Review 29 (May 2014).

“A Beautiful Woman of the World.” Hobart 28 (May 2014).

“The Whispering Man.” Washington Square Review 29 (2012): 65–77.

“Navigating David Leavitt’s ‘Territory’: Exploring LGBT Experience in a Freshman College Class.”  California English 16.4 (2011): 9–11.


Faculty photo by Patrick Scott Vickers – 2014

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
AUGUST 23, 2018

Add/Drop Deadline
AUGUST 29, 2018

Graduation Application Deadline

Fall Break
OCTOBER 18-21, 2018

Course Withdrawal Deadline
NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 8, 2018



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