School of Humanities
Director, Honors Program; Professor of English
- PhD in English Literature at University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1985
- MA in English Literature at University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1974
- BA in English Literature at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, 1969
Why I Teach
I love working with students to help them develop their talents and knowledge. I enjoy hearing what students have to say and encourage them to develop their own voices. That’s why most of my courses tend to be short lectures with a lot of discussion and interaction.
I have great hope as students learn to explore and appreciate literature. I want them to develop an understanding of the world and to expand their ability to imagine more equitable, fulfilling ways of living.