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Associate Professor of English H. Ramsey Fowler co-presented on the curriculum, recruiting and management of the university's Ballet Austin and The Houston Ballet partnerships at the 2012 Association for Continuing Higher Education Conference. The program positions professional dancers for future careers.

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H. Ramsey Fowler, PhD
Program Director, Master of Liberal Arts; Associate Professor of English; Coordinator, BA in Dance and Humanities

Phone: 512-448-8648

Education
  • PhD in English at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1968
  • MA in English at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1962
  • MAT in English Education at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1960
  • BA in Religion at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1959
Why I Teach

I believe in empowering students to think critically and to challenge expertise and material thoughtfully. As an English professor, I teach my students to approach literature with an open mind and not resist one’s emotional responses to various works. I also honor tradition — however that concept may apply to any given course.

Teaching continues to provide me generous opportunities to learn. I teach because of what students are able to teach me.

Experience
  • Previously served as dean of New College at St. Edward's University for 10 years; developed new majors and graduate programs
  • Previously served as dean of University College, The University of Memphis
  • Previously taught at the University of Memphis English Department; director of freshman and sophomore English program; director of the Greater Memphis Writing Project
Professional Affiliations and Awards
  • Member, Adult Higher Education Alliance
  • Member, Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Member, Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs
  • Member, Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • Member, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
  • Member, National Council of Teachers of English
  • Member Emeritus, American Council of Academic Deans

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