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Rhonda Knight Coker University, USA

Rhonda Knight earned her B. A. in English at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, her M. A. in English at the University of Alabama, and her Ph. D. at the State University of New York-Binghamton, where she specialized in medieval literature. She is a Professor of English and the James Wayne Lemke Endowed Chair in College Service and Leadership at Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina. Rhonda was Coker’s 2018 recipient of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities’ Excellence in Teaching Award. She serves on the Board of Advisors for Kallion Leadership, Inc., which promotes leadership through study of the humanities. She has co-edited two collections, Stage Matters: Props, Bodies and Space on the Shakespearean Stage (2018) with Annalisa Castaldo, and Who Makes the Franchise?: Essays in Fandom and Wilderness Texts in Popular Media (2022) with Donald Quist. Rhonda and co-writer, Eric Litton, have contributed several cases to SAGE’s Ancient Leadership series. She has also solicited three cases on Shakespeare and leadership for the SAGE’s Humanities & Arts in Business series and contributed one herself.