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Women's and Gender Studies Faculty and Staff

Carrie Tippen

Carrie Tippen

Assistant Professor
Hometown : Clarendon, Texas
Joined Chatham : 2015

Academic Areas of Interest

American Literature, Southern Literature, Food Studies, Women's Studies, authorship, creative writing

Personal Areas of Interest

Cooking, Running, Yoga, and Baseball (watching!)

Personal Website : Visit Website


Carrie Helms Tippen is Assistant Professor in the English Department where she teaches courses in American Literature and Creative Writing. Carrie earned her BA and MA in English from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. She taught as an adjunct at West Virginia Wesleyan College and Davis & Elkins College for three years before earning a PhD in English from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Her ongoing book project, Stories of Southern Cooking: Defining Authentic New Southern Identity in Recipe Origin Narratives, examines the rhetorical strategies that contemporary US Southern cookbook writers use to argue for authenticity.


  • Ph. D., Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX), 2015
  • M.A. Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX), 2008
  • B.A. Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX), 2006





  • American Studies Association
  • South Atlantic MLA
  • MLA