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 	Katherine Wyly

Dr. Katherine Wyly Mille

Interim Chair, English Department; Instructor



Office: 803.738.7754
Email: millek@midlandstech.edu
Location: Beltline Campus, Wade Martin Bldg, 416


  • Introduction to Composition (ENG-100)
  • English Comp I (ENG-101)
  • Women in Literature (ENG-230)
  • African American Literature (ENG-236)
  • Poetry (ENG-222)
  • English Literature I (ENG-205)
  • English Comp II (ENG-102)
  • World Literature I (ENG-208)
  • American Literature Survey (ENG-203)


I am a linguist, with a deep interest in issues of gender, race, and class equality; the writing/thinking/visual connection (composition); English language varieties in the South; Gullah Creole; the history of English and other languages; literature; women's studies; French language and literature; access to higher education in SC. I've served as Director of Women's Studies at UNC Greensboro, Asst. Dir. of Women's Studies, USC; Director of Foundation Relations, USC; Director of Admissions for SC Honors College and Carolina Scholars Program. Also, I worked to develop/direct the SC Osteoporosis Coalition for the DHEC Office of Women's Health. While a university administrator, I taught ESL, French, and women's studies at USC over time; women's studies and graduate sociolinguistics at UNC-G; English composition and literature at Benedict College; ESL (briefly) and English composition and literature at Midlands Technical College (since 2005). Having started a career developing educational opportunities and working for new curricula and societal change, I want to spend the rest of my career teaching full-time in the classroom, with students reaching for opportunities in their lives.


  • Midlands Tech Distinguished Lecturer in Arts and Sciences 2013
  • Multiple Awards, College of Charleston, 1973
  • Fulbright Teaching Award in Women's Studies and Linguistics, 1996 (to Finland)
  • National Award for Excellence in Community Health Education (directing a coalition with DHEC Women's Health and volunteers) 2000
  • Nominated twice for college presidencies (by a college dean, 2000; and a university trustee, 1994)

Professional Activities

  • Roles in annual French plays with Alliance Francaise 2008-
  • With M. Montgomery, republished L. D. Turner on Gullah (50 yrs) with extensive intro, USC Press, Southern Classic Series 2002
  • Published linguistic articles in journals/books on Gullah Creole, and Gender and Language.
  • Presented numerous papers on linguistics, women's studies, and development issues.
  • Worked to build two university endowments in women's studies (USC 1984-92; UNCG 1992-97)
  • Wrote successful National Science Foundation and SC Humanities grants on behalf of USC Women's Studies, 1991-92
  • Conducted numerous seminars/consulted in women's studies, linguistics, and women's health; Gullah creole and language varieties


  • Ph.D. University of South Carolina, Linguistics 1990
  • M.A. University of South Carolina, French 1976
  • Diplome d'Etudes Superieures, Universite de Nancy, France 1974
  • B.A. College of Charleston, English 1973