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Dickson, Foster

Foster Dickson

Learning Support Specialist/Academic Writing Advisor; Advisor to The Prelude Literary Magazine; CALL (Ethics and Vocation) Instructor


Phone: (334)833-4291
Office: Houghton Memorial Library, Room 206


  • Master of Liberal Arts, Auburn University-Montgomery
  • Secondary Education Teaching Certificate, Alabama State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Minor in Theater, Auburn University-Montgomery



Mr. Foster Dickson joined the Department of Language and Literature as instructor of English in fall 2022 and moved to the Staton Center for Academic Enrichment in January 2023. He has previously taught for Auburn University-Montgomery and, from 2003 to 2022, has served on the faculty at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School in Montgomery.


  • Literary Arts Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, 2021
  • Community Legacy Project grant from the Center for Arts Education at the Boston Arts Academy, 2015
  • Writer-in-Service Residency from the Lillian E. Smith Foundation, 2011
  • bronzed hands included in the “Hands Uplifted for Freedom and Justice” permanent exhibit at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum, 2010
  • Secondary Teacher of the Year for the Alabama (state) PTA, 2010
  • National Artist Teacher Fellowship from the Surdna Foundation, 2009
  • Secondary Teacher of the Year for the Montgomery County Board of Education, 2007
  • Secondary Teacher of the Year for the Montgomery County Council of PTAs, 2007


  • Closed Ranks: The Whitehurst Case in Post-Civil Rights Montgomery (NewSouth Books, 2018)
  • Children of the Changing South: Accounts of Growing Up During and After Integration (McFarland & Co., 2011)
  • The Life and Poetry of John Beecher, 1904 – 1980 (Edwin Mellen Press, 2009)
  • Treasuring Alabama’s Black Belt: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Place (Auburn University at Montgomery and Alabama Humanities Foundation, 2009)
  • I Just Make People Up: Ramblings with Clark Walker (NewSouth Books, 2009)
  • Kindling Not Yet Split (Court Street Press, 2002)


Academics, Staton Center for Academic Enrichment

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