Dr. Thomas Albritton came to High Point University in the fall of 1989. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in English from Wake Forest University, and his Ph.D. in English Education from Florida State University. He taught high school English in Tallahassee, FL, before taking a research position in the Department of Education at The University of Chicago, and then an instructorship in the Department of Education at Wake Forest University. During his tenure at HPU, Dr. Albritton has served on the faculty of both the School of Education and the Department of English.
In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Albritton has directed the Honors Program, Chaired the English Department , Chaired the Department of Professional Education and Leadership Studies, and served as Associate Dean in the School of Education. He has been a member of numerous university committees, including the Teacher Education Council, Faculty Council, Assessment Advisory Board, Study Abroad Committee, Global Studies Committee, and the Editorial Board of The Lighted Lamp. In the spring of 1999, he received one of his most prized honors as a faculty member, HPU’s Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching/Service Award.
He presents regularly at state and national conferences on topics related to adolescent literacy and pop culture, and the educational qualities of children’s and adolescent literary classics. His teaching responsibilities include courses on adolescent literacy for the Educator Preparation Program and educational history and foundations in the Education Studies program.