MARJORIE LLOYD | Cumberland University
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Adjunct Instructor of English
Location: School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Marjorie Lloyd, an adjunct English instructor, is pleased to be returning to Wilson County, where she grew up and graduated from Lebanon High School. She completed two dual enrollment classes in English at Cumberland while a senior in high school and several years later returned to Cumberland as an adjunct in the Working Adult Degree Program.

Lloyd earned her BA at Vanderbilt University, with a major in English and a minor in Philosophy. She later earned a Master’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University in English, and her thesis focused on Joseph Campbell’s monomyth and Ursula K. LeGuin’s Earthsea Trilogy. She was a faculty member at MTSU before returning to the business community at Ingram Book Company where she worked as Communications Manager and Editor of Beyond the Cover, a monthly magazine on the book industry for librarians and bookstore managers, in Creative Services.  Lloyd also served as Editor of a bi-monthly, non-denominational Christian magazine for Ideals Publications.

Lloyd has also worked in journalism as a reporter, photographer, and editor for several area newspapers, including the Lebanon Democrat, The Harpeth Herald, The Gallatin Newspaper, and The Hendersonville Standard.

Her community involvement has included being elected an officer of the Executive Board of the Sumner County Museum and being invited to serve on the Friends of the Gallatin Library Board. She has participated in other non-profit activities, such as moderating a town-hall meeting for school board candidates, volunteering in her church library for twenty years, and originating and hosting a weekly community radio show, Tennessee Talk, for WVCP-FM.

Her publications include articles, editorials, interviews, photographs, reviews, and poetry. 

Lloyd has two adult children and two grandchildren, all “99% perfect.”