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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

  • 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.

  • 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