Deborah Shoop

Teaching Instructor
Bate 2143


Deborah Shoop joined the ECU faculty in 2004 and she has taught courses in both the Departments of History and English. She discovered that her love of writing and literature outweighed her love of teaching history and joined the English Department full-time in 2008. Her thesis managed to combine both history and literature with research into the writing and perceptions of gender and voice in American Indian captivity narratives. Teaching is a passion for her equaled only by her avid interest in British history. A confirmed Anglophile, Ms. Shoop is looking forward to her next trip to England and Scotland. When not teaching or traveling, she enjoys working with her local community theater group and spending time with family and friends. She also loves to share downtime with her Mastiff-mix named Marley and an aristocratic Manx cat, Emmy.


  • B.A. East Carolina University
  • M.A. East Carolina University

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 2201: Writing about the Disciplines
  • ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing
  • HIST 1031: World Civilizations from 1500 to the present
  • HIST 1030: World Civilizations to 1500

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Fiction dealing with the emotions of adoption in Renaissance 2008, the literary magazine of Wayne Community College