HPU Hires Squint As Assistant Professor Of English

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 5, 2010 – Dr. Kirstin Squint has been hired as assistant professor of English in the Department of English at High Point University.

In her new position, Squint will teach general education writing and literature courses, as well as upper-division courses in her area of specialization, U.S. multi-ethnic literatures.

Squint received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a minor in French, from Eureka College, as well as a Master of Arts degree in English, with a focus in fiction writing from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Louisiana State University.

“I am excited to be working at High Point University for its focus on student learning and its commitment to a liberal arts education,” says Squint.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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