Thomas Easterling

Dr. Thomas Easterling - English Instructor and Director of Mentorship


Classes Taught By Dr. Easterling

Clubs Sponsored by Dr. Easterling

  • Drama Club
  • Film Club
  • Racquet Club


  • Ph.D. - English - The University of Mississippi
  • Master of Arts - English - The University of Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Arts - Humanities and Social Thought - The Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University  

About Dr. Easterling

Dr. Easterling has been teaching in Mississippi since 1992, and his work has appeared in a number of publications, including Brightleaf and The Oxford American. His most recent piece, “The Past Is the Past: Refusing to Age Gracefully in the Robicheaux Series,” appears in A Violent Conscience: Essays on the Fiction of James Lee Burke (McFarland, 2010). Dr. Easterling earned his undergraduate degrees from the school of hard knocks and the Louisiana Scholars College of Northwestern State University, and he holds graduate degrees from the University of Mississippi, where he won teaching and writing awards, and earned a dissertation fellowship for his scholarship on domestic imagery in the poetry of Robert Hass. While in Oxford, he decided to moonlight at The Oxford American, where he rose from intern to associate editor. Easterling spent a week at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers in the summer of 2012, and is member of the Mississippi Humanities Council. He lives in West Point, Miss. with his wife, Michelle, and sons, Grayson and Jack.