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Dr. Lamb joined the faculty in July 2008 as Director of First-Year Writing. From 2000-2008, she taught graduate and undergraduate writing and rhetoric courses and was Associate Director of Lower Division Studies in the Department of English at Georgia State University. She has taught 7-12 English for six years, including several at Henry County High School in McDonough. At Clayton State, Dr. Lamb teaches a range of  graduate and undergraduate writing courses and chairs the department. She was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor August 2013 and promoted to full professor in 2018. In 2014, she was awarded the Tommy Clonts University Professorship for 2014-16. 

Her research and teaching interests focus on reading/writing connections, women writers of the twentieth century, composition pedagogy, and writing program administration. Publications include "Teaching Nonfiction through Rhetorical Reading" in English Journal; "The 'Talking Life' of Books: Women Readers in Oprah's Book Club" in Reading Women: Literary Figures and Cultural Icons from the Victorian Age to the Present; "The Memory Palace in Paula Vogel's Plays" (with Alan Shepard) in Southern Women Playwrights: New Essays in Literary History and Criticism; and, most recently, the edited collection, Contest(ed) Writing: Re-conceptualizing Literacy Competitions (Cambridge, 2013). She has presented numerous papers at conferences including College English Association, College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Society of America, National Council of Teachers of English, The Future of the Harlem Renaissance, Association of American Women Writers of Color, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, and South Central Women's Studies Association. She served on the founding board of a DeKalb County K-8 charter school, The Museum School of Avondale Estates, and continues to serve on its Advisory Council.