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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

Department Orientation Sessions
AUGUST 15, 2019

Classes Begin
AUGUST 20, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
AUGUST 26, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline

Fall Reading Day
OCTOBER 10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 9, 2019

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British Virginia is a VCU-hosted series of scholarly editions of documents touching on the colony. These texts range from the 16th and 17th-century literature of English exploration to the 19th-century writing of loyalists and other Virginians who continued to identify with Great Britain. Editions appear principally in digital form, freely downloadable. 

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