Peggy Herring
Administrative Assistant
English, Rhetoric, & Humanistic Studies

P: (540) 464-7240
F: (540) 464-7779

227 Scott Shipp Hall
Lexington, VA  24450 


F. Coye Heard, Ph.D.

Heard, CoyeAssistant Professor
English, Rhetoric, &  Humanistic Studies

Ph.D. - The University of Texas at Austin
M.A. - The University of Texas at Austin
B.A. - Wheaton College (IL)

238 Scott Shipp Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA  24450
P:  (540) 464-7037
F:  (540) 464-7779
E:  heardfc@vmi.edu  


MAJ Frederick Coye Heard teaches courses in American literature as well as aesthetics, philosophy and literature, and rhetoric and writing. He specializes in post-1945 American literature and Continental philosophy, and he has a particular interest in the intersections of literary form, ethics and public life. He has recently published and presented papers on the politics of aesthetic form in the work of Wallace Stevens, Vladimir Nabokov and Philip Roth. Before coming to VMI, MAJ Heard served as assistant director of UT’s Undergraduate Writing Center and as managing editor of Praxis: A Writing Center Journal.