Delilah F. O’Haynes

Title: English Professor
Company: Concord University
Location: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States

Delilah F. O’Haynes, EdD, English Professor at Concord University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in English and higher education.

Amassing more than three decades of professional experience, Dr. O’Haynes has been serving as an English professor at Concord University since 1992, having previously held the role of English instructor at East Tennessee State University for six years between 1986 and 1992. Earlier in her career, she served as an instructor for multiple universities, including Georgia State University, Rutledge College, Southern Technical Institute, Walters State Community College and Wytheville Community College. She additionally acted as a teacher for Washburn High School and Rigsby Elementary School. Alongside her academic endeavors, she has been the visual founder of the sexual assault response team at Concord University since 2000 and an invited member of Stop Abusive Family Environments since 2009. Since 1992, she has also been a resource member of the Holston Conference Native American Ministry Team.

The recipient of an Associate of Science in education and journalism, cum laude, from Southwestern Community College, Dr. O’Haynes also received a Bachelor of Science in English and journalism from East Tennessee State University, a Master of Science in English from Radford University, and a Doctor of Education in English and education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She completed additional graduate work in creative writing at Georgia State University.

During her tenure, Dr. O’Haynes has authored multiple books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, as well as articles to professional journals and chapters to books. Her fiction work and poetry have been included in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, the Potomac Review, the Appalachian Women’s Journal, Bluestone Review, New River Press and WV Words, among several others. Likewise, she was the founder and manager of the creative writing program at Concord University, and she has been a workshop leader of the Appalachian Authors Guild since 2009. In light of all of her accomplishments, she has received several accolades in relation to her written works, a fellowship from Radford University, and a Most Outstanding Student Award. Notably, she has been highlighted in the 28th edition of Who’s Who of American Women and the 64th edition of Who’s Who in America.

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