Derek Lance Furr
MAT Program Director; Associate Professor of Literature
Primary Academic Program: Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Literature
Biography:B.A., Wake Forest University; M.Ed., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia. Author of Recorded Poetry and Poetic Reception from Edna Millay to the Circle of Robert Lowell (Palgrave 2010), Suite For Three Voices (Fomite 2012), and Semitones (forthcoming 2015). Recent work in Twentieth Century Literature, Able Muse, and Diagram. Areas of interest include Romanticism and its legacies; sound recording; folk music and poetics; postcolonial Anglophone literature; reading disabilities; secondary school English Language Arts curriculum and instruction; writing fiction and essays. Has been a middle school ELA teacher and reading specialist in the Charlottesville City Schools, a research assistant for Center for Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, and a faculty associate for the Institute for Writing and Thinking.