of Arkansas at Monticello acquired a new assistant professor of
English in August. Allen Redmon came to UAM from East Texas Baptist University
because of the open admissions policy.
“I was attracted to UAM because of the diverse group of people and
the students I get to work with,” Redmon said.
Redmon attended Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, for his
bachelor’s degree. He earned his Master’s and Ph.D at Purdue
University in West Lafayette, Ind.
Redmon taught for six years at Purdue and three years at East Texas
Baptist University before coming to UAM.
An interest in Film helped Redmon start a Film Society at UAM.
“(UAM) is a nice place to create interest in film studies,” Redmon
Redmon also talked about how unusual his classes are.
“I’m not as interested in content as I am in the students growing
in who they are,” Redmon said. “My classes involve
Aside from teaching, Redmon also writes for film journals. Articles
written by Redmon, including Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven” and
“Passion of the Joan of Arc,” which talks about studies of
French cinema, have appeared in the “Journal of American
Currently, Redmon is working on a book that discusses the history
of detective film in American culture.
When he’s not teaching or writing, Redmon spends time with his wife
Kimberly and his children Jacob, 8, and Gracie, 4. He
also enjoys watching movies and playing cards and dominoes.
Mark Spencer, dean of the school of Arts and Humanities, said that
as the best qualified candidate for the assistant professor of
English job, he feels fortunate to have Redmon as a faculty
“The search committee and I were very impressed with Dr. Redmon’s
interview,” Spencer said. “He came prepared to teach a class and
he was very poised and at ease.”
Redmon said he likes UAM.
“This is a good spot and I would like to make the university my
home,” Redmon said.