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Alan J. Altimont, PhD
Associate Professor of English

Phone: 512-448-8564

  • PhD in English at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1991
  • BA in English at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1976
Why I Teach

My approach to teaching centers on creating a supportive environment in the classroom where I can draw young adults into probing conversations about literature and writing. I want my students to understand the critical roles of stories and poetry in our society throughout the years — and how they have comforted and delighted.

Engaging these thought-provoking conversations is one of the most enjoyable activities that I have pursued during my lifetime.