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Phil Treon

Biographical Statement: I earned an M.A. degree at NMSU. Besides teaching here, I have taught writing at Nashville Technical Institute, the University of Colorado at Denver, El Paso Community College, and the University of Texas at El Paso. I have also worked as a freelance writer, commercial fisherman, truck driver, and powder monkey. When I’m…
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Barry Thatcher

Biographical Statement: Ph.D. (1997) in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, ESL Minor, Purdue University B.A. (1989) and M.A. (1991) in English, North Carolina State University I am Professor in the NMSU English Department. I have been at NMSU since 2001, and I have previously taught at Ohio University and La Universidad San Francisco de Quito. I…
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Tyson Stolte

Education: B.A. (2001): Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada M.A. (2003): Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada Ph.D. (2009): University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Teaching Emphases and Research Interests: Victorian literature and culture nineteenth-century psychology history of science/science and literature history of the novel Victorian poetry and poetics Courses Recently Taught: English 244G: Literary…
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Kellie Sharp-Hoskins

Background: Kellie Sharp-Hoskins earned her undergraduate degree in English from Brigham Young University (B.A., 2003) before pursuing rhetoric and writing studies at San Diego State University (M.A., 2007). She earned her doctorate in English Studies from Illinois State University in 2012, where she completed a dissertation entitled “What Counts? Who Counts? A Methodology for Leveraging…
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Elizabeth Schirmer

Biographical Statement:  I received my Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001, and my AB in English and French Literatures from Stanford University in 1993. I joined the NMSU English department in 2001. I enjoy teaching in the Honors College and the Women’s Studies Program as well as in the English…
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Brian Rourke

Education:  Ph.D. in English (1999), Stanford University B.A. in English (1988), University of California-Los Angeles Current Project: Dr. Rourke’s current project is a study of the films of David Lynch. Professional Statement: I joined the faculty in 2000 as an Assistant Professor of Twentieth-Century British and Post-Colonial Literature. As a teacher I am primarily to…
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Cindy Murrell

Education: M.A., English Literature, 1988, NMSU B.A., English Literature, 1986, NMSU Biographical Statement: I have been teaching in the English Department at NMSU since 1988. That year I completed my M.A. in Literature with emphases in Middle English literature and the Victorian novel from NMSU. I have served in the Faculty Senate as one of the…
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Michael LaTorra

Education: M.A. in Technical and Professional Communication, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM B.A. in General Studies, with a concentration in Russian language and history, New College, Sarasota, FL Biographical Statement:  After receiving his Master’s degree, Michael LaTorra worked for 16 years as a technical writer for a variety of companies in California and Texas. These companies ranged…
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R. Joyce Zamora Lausch Garay

Education:  Ph.D. in English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2003Biographical Statement:  Dr. Garay received her Ph.D. in English from Arizona State University in May 2003 where she specialized in American ethnic literatures, primarily Latina/o and African American literary traditions. Working interdepartmentally as instructor and scholar in both the English department and Department of Chicana/o Studies…
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Ryan Cull

Education: Ph.D. (2007), University of Illinois B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), University of Alabama Teaching/Research Interests: modern and contemporary American poetry American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present lyric theory critical and cultural theory Selected Publications: “‘Dragons – in the Crease –’: Dickinson’s Dangerous Lyricism.” The Oxford Handbook of Emily Dickinson, edited by Cristanne…
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