Rosemary Millar

Rosemary Millar is an Associate Professor of Humanities, Literature and Writing in the Division of Liberal Arts. Her classes are interdisciplinary within a hybrid mode, blending different teaching styles (lecture, demonstrator, facilitator, student as teacher, group work) to respond to the needs of diverse learning. She uses this style to illuminate the significance of academics and the arts on each other.

Additionally, Millar is a self-proclaimed Trekkie and loves zombies, so she tends to incorporate narratives about Star Trek and zombies into student learning. Her classroom is a safe space for students’ voices, welcoming productive disagreement and fostering energetic dialogue through class discussion and assignments.

I endeavor to hone students’ reading, critical thinking , writing, verbal and creative skills to help them succeed in their professional goals


  • Head of Composition, UNCSA Division of Liberal Arts, 2013-present

Career Highlights

  • Moderator, “New Winston Museum’s Salon Series to examine “A Community within a Community: The African American Experience in Winston-Salem before Integration,” 2014
  • Implemented Composition Orientation for First-Year Students, 2013
  • Participant and Performer, “Hands On,” Workshop Presentation with visiting artist Tim Miller, 2011
  • Panelist, Kenan Symposium, Dialogues on Charles Fuller’s A Soldier’s Play, 2011

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Faculty Development Grant, UNCSA, 2014
  • SSRC-Mellon Mays Dissertation Completion Grant, 2010
  • Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies Pre-Doctoral  Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2008-10 
  • Summer Graduate Grant, The Andrew Mellon Foundation, 2008
  • Mellon Pre-Doctoral Grant, The Andrew Mellon Foundation, 1999-2005
  • All-American Scholar Award, 2000
  • Barrett Fellowship in American Literature, University of Virginia, 1999


  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (formerly Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship)


PhD English Language and LiteratureUniversity of Virginia

MA English Language and LiteratureUniversity of Virginia

BA English and American Literature, Magna Cum LaudeBrooklyn College