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Professor Bill Billings

Instructor of English

Office: T-114
Phone: (910) 630-7086

Director of Public Relations (1987-2002)

Mailing Address:

Methodist University
Department of English & Writing
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311


  • M.A. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Journalism)
  • B.A. - Methodist College (English)

Undergraduate Teaching Areas

  • Composition

Research Interests

  • Small Town Newspapers in North Carolina
  • Mass media (especially newspapers) coverage of U.S. presidential campaigns
  • Future Studies


  • Choral singing
  • Reading
  • Tennis
  • Writing


From Cotton Field to University: A History of Methodist University, 1956-2006 (2009)

A Survey of High School Journalism Teachers, Programs, and Practices (1974)

Scores of news and feature articles about Methodist University students, staff, programs, and alumni from MU Today magazine (1987-2011)

Scores of news and feature articles written while serving as staff writer for The Courier-Times in Roxboro, NC (1979-1986) and The Franklin Times in Louisburg, NC (1974-1975)