Timothy Parrish has been appointed a professor in the Department of English at Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Parrish is one of 27 new tenure-track faculty members at the college this fall. The new hires are part of the college’s ongoing efforts to attract renowned scholars to strengthen and expand its teaching, research, and engagement programs. The college has added more than 100 full-time permanent faculty members in the past four years.

Parrish’s main research interest is American literature and culture. He has been published widely on authors including Ralph Ellison, Philip Roth, William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, and Willa Cather. He will teach courses in American literature, the history of the novel, and contemporary fiction.

The author of three books, Parrish has also written for Raritan, American Literary History, Prospects, Contemporary Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, and other refereed journals. He is the editor of “The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth” and “The Cambridge Companion to American Novelists.”

Parrish received his bachelor's degree from Trinity University, a master's degree from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.