Literary scholar; university professor. Born December 12, 1937, Glasglow, Ky. Parents–Allen and Helen Phy. Education– Stephen College, A.A., University of Kentucky, B.A., 1959; M.A., 1961; George Peabody College, Ed.S,, 1965. Taught English in Morocco, 1959-1960; U.S. Naval Intelligence School, 1961-1962; Kansas City Junior College, 1962-1964; George Peabody College, 1964-1979; Alabama State University, 1979-1990; Austin Peay State University, 1990-2007. Peace Corps consultant for several African countries; Director of  Honors Program, Austin Peay.  Published many articles and reviews.  Received the 2003 Richard Hawkins Award, for the Austin Peay State University faculty member who has made noteworthy contributions to scholarship and creative activity. Awarded emeritus status on her retirement in 2007.


Directory of American Scholars, The Bible and Popular Culture in America, Austin Peay State University Website, and Alabama State University Bulletin.


Evolution, Creation, and Intelligent Design.  Greenwood, 2010.

Mary Shelley. San Bernadino, Calif.; Borgo Press, 1988.

Presenting Norman Klein. Boston; Twayne Publishers, 1988.

Same-Sex Marriage.  Greenwood, 2006.

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The Bible and Popular Culture in America. Philadelphia; Fortress Press, 1985.