Tim Edwards is the provost at the University of West Alabama. He holds the Ph.D. in English from the University of Tennessee, and his primary field of interest is the prose work of American modernist writer Evelyn Scott. Edwards’s previous publications include articles, essays, and book reviews on Scott, Harry Crews, Tony Earley, Clyde Edgerton, and Mark Twain. He has also sat on the faculties of the University of the Ozarks and of Georgia Southwestern State University. He joined the English faculty at UWA in 2006 and served as chairperson of the Department of Languages and Literature and later as Dean of Liberal Arts. He advanced to the Provost’s Office in March 2014.