Lincoln Memorial University

Scholarly Activity

Darnell Arnoult, Writer in Residence

Research Interests:  poetry, flash fiction, short stories

Recent Scholarship/Publications:

“When I Started to Cry.” Blackbird, Virginia Commonwealth University, Fall 2016.

“On the Same Plate: Author Panel,” On the Same Page Literary Festival, West Jefferson, NC, 2016.

“Cloistered,” “Closing In,” and “Pastures.” Anthology of Appalachian Writers: Charles Frazier, Volume IX. Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV, 2017.

“Elastic.” (Short story) Heartwood, West Virginia Wesleyan University, Spring 2017.

“Mother” and “Sirens.” (Poems) Voices: A Literary Journal of Hope and Recover, Kentucky River Community Care, Hazard, KY, 2017.


Dr. Rebecca Brackmann

Research Interests:  Early modern England, Anglo-Saxon England, Medieval Literature

Recent Scholarship/Publications:

“Sir Roger Twysden’s Edition Princeps of the Leges Henrici Primi” presented at the 52ndInternational Congress on Medieval Studies, 2017.


Dr. Sheri Browning

Research Interests:  Bird (and human) behavior, research methods in psychology, observer bias in behavioral studies

Recent Scholarship/Publications:

Browning, et. al., “Perspectives – minimizing observer bias in behavioral studies, Ethology, 2012.


Dr. Mahdia Ben Salem

Research Interests:  Spanish and French languages, language in law enforcement journals, translation of Civil War documents to English

Recent Scholarship/Publications:

Translation of O.O. Howard’s and Cassius Clay’s letters within the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum


Dr. Steven Cowan

Research Interests:  Philosophy, the X-Files and philosophy, idealism, Christian philosophy, free will, determinism

Recent Scholarship/Publications:

Presented “What is that Stone?” on a panel discussion on his recent book, Idealism and Christian Philosophy, at the Evangelical Philosophical Society conference, November 2016.

Edited and contributed to an introductory philosophy anthology to be published by Bloomsbury Publishers in 2017.


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