At ceremonies to open the fall semester, a number of English Department faculty were recognized: Mark Busby and Doug Dorst received Presidential Distinction Awards for Scholarly / Creative Activity, Nancy Wilson received a Presidential Distinction Award for Service, Steve Wilson received the Everette Swinney Faculty Senate Teaching Award, Octavio Pimentel received the Excellence in Diversity Award, Victoria Smith and Suparno Banerjee received Liberal Arts College Achievement Awards for Teaching, Kitty Ledbetter received the Liberal Arts Dean's Award for Service, and Susan Hanson received the Faculty Senate's Excellence in Part-Time Teaching Award.
Dr. Komi Begedou, Assistant Professor from the University of Lome (Togo), will spend the 2014-15 academic year as a Fulbright scholar in the English Department at Texas State, researching intraracial discrimination in American Literature and working with Elvin Holt and Steve Wilson.
While earning her MFA in Creative Writing in 2004, Michelle focused on themes of gender, intersectionality, and animals. Her poetry collection, After-Cave, was recently published by Ahsahnta Press.
Dr. Parks received her MFA in Poetry at Columbia University; and her PhD in English and American Literature at City University of New York. Dr. Parks focuses on nature within her own poetry.
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