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Halifax Community College

Gary Redding
English Instructor

Building: Dr. Phillip W. Taylor Complex (the 100 Building)
Office: 103C

Telephone: (252) 536-6374
Fax: (252) 536-4144
Email address: gredding331@halifaxcc.edu

Mailing Address:
Halifax Community College
100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890

Educational Philosophy:
Mr. Redding hopes to inspire and encourage his students to excel at their highest level of performance, and to witness the transformation of Halifax County into an economically and educationally prosperous community.

Personal Profile:
Gary R. Redding is an English Instructor at Halifax Community College (HCC) and teaches courses on campus and in the N.C. Career and College Promise high school program. Prior to joining the faculty at HCC, Mr. Redding taught English composition and literature courses at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. and at Queensborough Community College in Queens, N.Y. Each semester, he encourages his students to "find opportunities in their writing assignments to acknowledge the forgotten and undefined in their hometowns or home regions. These forgotten and undefined people, especially in rural areas, usually do not have stories shared about them, or at least not until their oftentimes inadequate obituaries are written."

Following his graduation from law school in 2015, Mr. Redding moved back to Halifax County, N.C. He is a fraternal twin, the youngest of four children, and a third generation "resettler" in the Tillery "New Deal" Resettlement Farm Community. In the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created 113 New Deal farm projects across the nation, and the Tillery Resettlement Farm Community was one of fifteen projects established for African Americans to purchase farm land and become independent land owners. Understanding the history of his community and where he comes from have always been at the center of his education.

Research Interests:
American Literature
Multicultural Literature
Women’s Literature
Caribbean and World Literature
Slave Narratives
Service Learning
Community Outreach and Civic Participation
Criminal Justice Reform

Juris Doctor, U.D.C. David A. Clarke School of Law, 2015
M.A. in English, East Carolina University, 2005
B.A. in English, East Carolina University, 2003
Honor Graduate, Southeast Halifax High School, 1999

DRE 097: Integrated Reading and Writing II
DRE 098: Integrated Reading and Writing III
ENG 111: Writing and Inquiry
ENG 112: Writing and Research in the Disciplines
ENG 114: Professional Research and Reporting
ACA 111: College Student Success
ACA 112: College Transfer Success
CJC 111: Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJC 113: Juvenile Justice
CJC 131: Criminal Law


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