College teacher of writing; auctioneer. Born– January 14, 1936, Lanett. Parents– Edward David and Florence (Hunnicutt) Holladay. Married–Thomas E. Hicks, Sr., January 16, 1997. Education– Stetson University, 1954-1956; Auburn University, B.S., 1958, M.A., 1961; Carnegie Mellon University, Doctor of Arts in English; further graduate study at University of West Florida, University of South Florida, and University of Mississippi. Instructor of English, Auburn University, 1960-1961; Land O’Lakes, Florida, High School, 1962; St. Petersburg (Florida) Junior College, 1962-1997; Hillsborough Community College, 2000-.  Founded Premier Auctions, Inc., as a licensed auctioneer. Editor, newsletters of Southeastern Conference on English in the Two-Year College, 1968-1970; Florida College English Association, 1971-1974; National Junior College Committee, 1974. Member, Modern Language Association of America, National Council of Teachers of English, College English Association, National Junior College Committee and other professional organizations.  Contributed articles, reviews, and poems to professional journals.  Editorial consultant to Human Research and Development Services, Inc.


Contemporary Authors online; Marquis Who’s Who online;  ”Editors” in The Profession of English in the Two-Year College.


Bridges: A Reader for College Writers.  Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2005.


Options in Rhetoric; Writing and Reading. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice Hall, 1981.

The Bedford Guide for College Writers: With Reader and Research Manual.  Boston:  Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 1993.

The Compact Bedford Guide…  Bedford, 1993.

The Profession of English in the Two-Year College.  Heinemann, 2005.

Teaching with the Bedford Guide… 3rd edition.  Bedford, 1993.

Joint Editor and Contributor:

Developing Style; an Extension of Personality. Boston; Holbrook, 1972.