"Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but molds it to its purpose."
—Oscar Wilde


Oracle Staff 2015-16

Aryn Bradley

A native of Pensacola, Florida, Aryn Bradley is currently pursuing her M.A in English Literature at the University of South Alabama. She completed her B.A in English and Anthropology at Florida State University in 2014. Aryn’s primary academic interest is modernism, and in her spare time she enjoys running with her dog, listening to Motown, and watching terrible SyFy original movies. After completion of her M.A, Aryn intends on teaching Composition and English Literature at the college level, preferably in the Junior College or small University setting.

Louise King
Art Director

Louise King is pursuing a B.F.A. in Graphic Design at the University of South Alabama. She has had a passion for art since childhood and has been painting for 12 years. After graduation, Louise plans to relocate to the northeast and work in advertising. Eventually, Louise intends to pursue a M.F.A. and teach Graphic Design at the college level. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting with new art mediums, practicing yoga, and traveling as much as possible. Currently, Louise’s passion project is teaching herself how to illustrate hand-drawn typography.




Position Still Available
Web Designer\Webmaster

If you are interested in this position please contact diane gibbs at this email address.


Mark Reynolds
Art Curator

Mark Reynolds is working towards his B.F.A. in Painting, with a secondary in sculpture and 3D. He's done portraiture, illustration, design and conceptual and promotional work for games. His primary end goal in art is independent animation and character development and design, and eventually teaching.


Rachel Green
Assistant to Art Curator

Rachel Green is a senior at the University of South Alabama pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design. Throughout her years at USA, she has been very active within campus organizations such as Chi Omega, the Graphic Design Association, and others. In addition to her love of graphic art, Rachel has a passion for sculptural work and enjoys woodworking and welding. Upon graduating in the spring of 2016, she hopes to obtain a job within a design firm along with focusing on freelancing projects.


Danielle Fryer

In-House Illustrator
& Assistant to the Art Director

Raised in Mobile, Alabama, all her life, Danielle Fryer is currently pursuing her B.F.A. in Graphic Design. Danielle loves to create stories during her free time for other people to enjoy, as well as do oil paintings to relieve stress during finals. She has already started working in her field by doing freelance work for a few clients and by obtaining an internship at Star Graphic Designs. After graduation, Danielle plans on moving to Seattle, Washington, and acquire a job there as a designer at a business firm while focusing on her own creative artwork on the side.

Micaela Walley
Poetry Editor

Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Micaela Walley is currently pursuing her B.A in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at the University of South Alabama. Micaela enjoys writing poetry, going to baseball games, and hanging out with her four cats. After completion of her B.A, Micaela plans on pursuing her M.A in English so she can go on to work in editing or publishing.

Karie Fugett
Nonfiction Editor

Karie Fugett was Editor-in-Chief of Oracle 2015 and Poetry Editor of Oracle 2014. She was chosen as a nonfiction finalist in the 2014 Tuscon Festival of Books Literary Awards and the 2015 SLS-DISQUIET Literary Contest. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in UPENDER, Deep South Magazine, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue, Birmingham Arts Journal, and elsewhere.

Joshua Jones
Fiction Editor

Joshua Jones is currently pursuing his M.A. in English Literature at the University of South Alabama, where he recently obtained his B.A. in English. When not watching re-runs on Netflix, Joshua loves to cook, and spend time at the beach with friends and family. Joshua has a particular interest in slave narratives, war literature, and of course, Star Wars. He hopes to one day teach at the College level, preferably somewhere close to his hometown of Mobile, Alabama.


Laykan Dowdy
Assistant to the Fiction

Laykan Dowdy is currently pursuing her B.A. in English at the University of South Alabama. She lives in Lucedale, Mississippi. Laykan hopes to become an editor after she graduates. She enjoys reading fantasy novels, watching sci-fi dramas such as Doctor Who and Supernatural, and sewing. Laykan is also a third-year member of the Jaguar Marching Band and plays the trumpet.