Fort Valley State University  

Simmons, Washella T.

English and Foreign Languages
218 Miller Hall Building
(478) 825-1771
(478) 825-6110

Position: Interim Head of the English and Foreign Languages

Member of the College Language Association
FVSU Committees
Regents’ Test Task Force
Chairperson of the English and Foreign Languages Department’s Library Committee
Assistant for the English Club

Faculty Bio

PhD in English (African American Literature)-University of Florida
MA in English (Multicultural Literature)-East Carolina University
BA in English/Secondary Teaching-Elizabeth City State University


Industrial Wars: Attaway, Himes, and African Americans in Industry during the World Wars” in Black Writers and the Left—to be published fall of 2010.

Research Interests: 

My primary research interest is 20th Century African American Literature with a focus on interracial organizations and relations.

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