Dr. Kevin Trumpeter joined the Allen University faculty as an assistant professor in 2011, and has been the chair of Allen’s Division of Humanities since 2014. Trumpeter holds a PhD in American Literature from the University of South Carolina, an MA in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a BA in English from the University of Montana.
Trumpeter’s research interests include contemporary American literature, environmental justice, and hip-hop music and culture. Trumpeter is the founder of Allen University’s Hip Hop Studies Conference, now in its third year. He has also served as the faculty adviser to the Allen University Yearbook and the Yellow Jacket Times newspaper. Trumpeter’s other faculty leadership roles have included chairing the QEP committee and serving as a member of the SACS-COC Committee.
Trumpeter’s published articles have been featured in American Literature, Modernism & Modernity and The Journal of the Environment. His conference presentations include the Southeast Atlantic Modern Language Association, the annual Claflin Language Arts Pedagogy Conference, the American Literature Association Annual Conference, and the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment.
His professional affiliations include the Modern Language Association and the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE).