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Faculty for English, Foreign Language and Humanities


Dr. Kathryn Lane

Kathryn LaneChair, English, Foreign Language and Humanities Department
Associate Professor of English

Northwestern - Alva
Vinson Hall 210
Phone: (580) 327-8470
Curriculum Vitae


Richmond Adams, Ph.D.

Richmond AdamsAssistant Professor of English

Northwestern - Alva
Vinson Hall 212
Phone: (580) 327-8428
Curriculum Vitae


Dawn Allen

Dawn AllenInstructor of English

Northwestern - Alva
Vinson Hall 214
Phone: (580) 327-8469
Curriculum Vitae


Kathy M. Earnest, Ed.D.

Dr. Kathy Earnest's profile pictureAssistant Professor of English, Program Coordinator English Education

Northwestern - Alva
Vinson Hall 215
Phone: (580) 327-8472


  • Doctor of Education, Applied Educational Studies, Oklahoma State University, 2015
  • Master of Arts, English, University of Oklahoma, 1974
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 1972


  • NWOSU, Department of English, Foreign Language, and Humanities, 2004-Present
  • NWOSU, English, Adjunct, 2002-2004
  • Alva Independent Schools, Alva High School, Library Media Specialist, 1991-2004
  • Freedom Schools, Freedom, OK, Secondary Language Arts and Library Media Specialist, 1987-1991 and 1977-1984
  • Medford Schools, Medford, OK, Language Arts, 1976-1977
  • Haven High School, Haven, KS, Secondary Language Arts, 1974-1976


  • Composition, ENGL 1113, 1114, and 1213
  • English Usage, ENGL 4173 and 5173
  • Young Adult Literature, ENGL 4093
  • Teaching English in the Secondary School, ENGL 4333
  • Introduction to Literature, HUM 2413


  • Oklahoma State Department of Education Teaching Certificate, 2017-2022
  • National Board Certified Teacher, Library Media, 2004-2014


  • Chapter: "Changing Faces: Exploring Depictions of Geeks in Various Texts" in Age of the Geek: Depictions of Nerds and Geeks in Popular Media, Kathryn E. Lane, editor, Palgrave, 2018, pp. 67-88
  • Article: "Review Essay: Perspectives of American History from the Civil War to World War II." Civitas: The Journals of Citizenship Studies, Vols. 4-5 (2015-2016): pp. 52-56
  • Dissertation: Experiences of First Generation College Students at a Rural University on the Southern Plains as Told Through Stories, Drawings, and Found Poetry, OSU, 2015
  • Presentations: Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, Albuquerque, NM, Geek and Pop Culture panel and Biography, Autobiography, Memoir and Personal Narrative panel, 2012-present


  • Advisory Committee for Graceful Arts Gallery, Alva, OK, 2010-present
  • Alva Public Library Pocket Park Committee, 2010-2014
  • Oklahoma Arts Council First Leadership Class, 2008


Will Rogers: "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."


Shawn Holliday

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Professor of English

Northwestern - Alva
Fine Arts 212
Phone: (580) 327-8589
Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Roxie James

Roxie JamesLecturer

Northwestern - Alva
Vinson Hall 204
Phone: (580) 327-8474
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Francisco Martinez

Francisco MartinezProfessor of Spanish

Northwestern - Alva
Vinson Hall 123
Phone: (580) 327-8466
Curriculum Vitae


Jennifer K. Page, Ph.D.

Jennifer PageAssistant Professor of English

Northwestern - Alva
Vinson Hall 208
Phone: (580) 327-8473
Curriculum Vitae


2014 Ph.D., U. of Louisiana at Lafayette
2009 M.A., U. of Louisiana at Lafayette
2006 B. B., Nicholls State University


First-Year Composition
Early British Literature
World Literature
History of the English Language


Chair, Honors Program
Member, Online Education Committee
Member, Oklahoma Research Day Committee
Co-Founder, The Teacher's Closet
Faculty Sponsor, Sigma Tau Delta and Anime & Manga Club


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Phone: (580) 327-1700

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