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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rosemary Oliphant-Ingham

We are fortunate to have Dr. Rosemary Oliphant-Ingham agree to serve as our Keynote Speaker for 2022.  She has been a Professor of English Education at the University of Mississippi for the past twenty-three years.

Dr. O-I, as her students call her, has teaching experience in K-12 public and private institutions in Texas, Tennessee, and Georgia.  At the university level, Rosemary has taught in Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

All things English/Language Arts are her areas of interest with a specialty in Children’s and Adolescent Literature. She has published/contributed to several books and numerous journal articles and presented at local, state, and national conventions. In her “spare” time she enjoys reading, traveling with her “crew”, and interacting with her present and former students.

Dr.Oliphant-Ingham has been honored by Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, the nation’s first Greek-letter fraternity for women, as one of the nation’s Top-10 Outstanding Faculty Members.  Recipients are considered for the award based on nominations provided by students within the fraternity.  

One of Rosemary’s students has shared, “Dr. O-I makes it clear that academic success is critical. She encourages lifelong learning and sets the example by continuing to take classes in subjects that do not pertain to her field. Dr. O-I continues to be an example of a leading woman and mentor.”