J. Mark Baggett
Associate Professor of English and Law
Department: Cumberland School of Law
Degrees and CertificationsPh.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, American Literature, 1987J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1979M.A., University of Alabama, English, 1982B.A., magna cum laude, University of Alabama, Communications, 1976
Joined faculty in 1987
Teaching & Research Interests: Literature and Language, Legal Research and Writing
- J. Mark Baggett, Attorney at Law, 1982–present
- Associate, Jones & Ellis, Attorneys at Law, Tuscaloosa, 1979–1982
- Vice President for Development, Judson College, Marion, Ala., 1985–1986
A native of Birmingham, Mark Baggett joined the Samford faculty in 1987, working in both the Department of English and Cumberland School of Law. He served as prelaw advisor from 1990 until 2004 and continues to advise prelaw students.
At Cumberland School of Law, Baggett teaches two sections of the first-year legal research and writing course, Lawyering and Legal Reasoning and also teaches a seminar course in Advanced Issues in Legal Writing. In the Department of English, he has taught American literature courses, as well as History of the Language and Senior Thesis. He has also taught the Samford University's Honors Seminar course and Law of Mass Media in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Baggett’s written Ph.D. dissertation was on Mark Twain: “Verbal Humor in Nineteenth Century American Literature.”
Awards and HonorsOutstanding Faculty Member, 1989
InvolvementCurrent Member and Past President, ACETA (Association of College English Teachers of AlabamaPast President, Samford Faculty Senate