English, Foreign Language and Humanities Faculty

School of Arts & Sciences

Faculty for English, Foreign Language and Humanities

Kathryn E. Lane, Ph.D.

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

Northwestern - Alva
Vinson Hall 210
Phone: (580) 327-8470
kelane@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2009.
  • M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2002.
  • B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1999.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • ENGL. 1113: Composition I
  • ENGL. 1213: Composition II
  • ENGL. 2123: Foundations of English Studies
  • ENGL. 2653: British Survey II (1800-forward)
  • ENGL. 3303: Popular Literature: Victorian Detective Fiction
  • ENGL. 3173: The Romantics and Victorians
  • ENGL. 3403: World Literature I
  • ENGL. 4103/5103: 19th Century British Novel
  • ENGL. 4113/5613: Creative Writing
  • ENGL. 4263/5263: 20th & 21st Century British Novel
  • ENGL. 4453: English Capstone
  • ENGL. 4470: Independent Study (Nonfiction; Playwriting)
  • HUM 2423: Introduction to Film
  • HUM. 4480: Humanities, Study Abroad
    • 2012: Ireland, Wales, & England
    • 2013: Germany
    • 2014: Rome, Tuscany, Barcelona, & Madrid
    • 2017: New Zealand and Australia
    • 2018: Global Citizenship

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Lost Victorian Authors
  • Popular Culture Studies
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Feminist Theory
  • Fiction Writing

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • NWOSU’s John Sheffield Outstanding Teacher Award, 2015

WHO AM I AWAY FROM WORK?

  • I love to cook and experience new cuisines. I’m always up for trying a new recipe or restaurant. I love to travel and am normally planning a trip—even for a day—to explore someplace new. Reading is not only my occupation but my passion. I’m one of those people with a TBR (to be read) pile that is constantly growing—which is about the only thing I do grow as I seem to kill all of my attempts at gardening.

FAVORITE QUOTE

  • “All the world is a book and those who do not travel, read but one page.” --St. Augustine

Richmond B. Adams, Ph.D.

Richmond AdamsAssistant Professor of English

Northwestern - Alva
Vinson Hall 212
Phone: (580) 327-8428
rbadams@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2011.
  • M. Div., Vanderbilt University Divinity School, 1988.
  • ​B. A., University of Memphis, 1984.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • ENGL. 1113: Composition I
  • ENGL. 1213: Composition II
  • ENGL. 2773: American Literature to Whitman
  • ENGL. 2883: American Literature since Whitman
  • ENGL. 3433: Nineteenth Century American Novel
  • ENGL. 4273: 20th and 21st Century American Novel
  • HUM. 2423: Introduction to Film
  • HUM. 2643: Ethics in Life
  • UNIV. 1933: Honors Special Topics
    • 2017: The Films of John Ford

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • American Literature
  • Film
  • The relationship of etiquette, manners, and power within American culture, especially in the post bellum (1865-1920) era

FAVORITE QUOTE

  • "Call me Ishmael." --Herman Melville

 

Dawn D. Allen, M.F.A.

Dawn AllenInstructor of English

Northwestern - Alva
Vinson Hall 214
Phone: (580) 327-8469
dfallen@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • M.F.A., University of Nebraska, 2008.
  • B. S., Pittsburg State University, 1980.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • ENGL. 1113: Composition I
  • ENGL. 1213: Composition II
  • ENGL. 3503: Mythology
  • ENGL. 3513: Technical Writing
  • ENGL. 3523: Advanced Composition
  • ENGL. 4113: Creative Writing

WHO AM I AWAY FROM WORK?

  • I can’t cook, but I had the good sense to marry a man who can. I have two sons, two daughters-in-law, four grand-dogs, two grand-cats, and a furry mutt of my own.  My husband and I have horses and recently relocated so we can enjoy them every day. My parents live close and have been among my biggest writing supporters. Unfortunately (for them), they also provided a lot of fodder for my stories.

Kathy M. Earnest, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of English, Program Coordinator English Education

Northwestern - AlvaKathy Earnest
Vinson Hall 215
Phone: (580) 327-8472
kmearnest@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, 2015.
  • M.A., University of Oklahoma, 1974.
  • B.A., Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 1972.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • ENGL. 1113: Composition I
  • ENGL. 1213: Composition II
  • ENGL. 4173/5173: English Usage
  • ENGL. 4093: Young Adult Literature
  • ENGL. 4333: Teaching English in the Secondary School
  • HUM. 2413: Introduction to Literature

EXPERIENCE

  • NWOSU, Department of English, Foreign Language, and Humanities, 2004-Present
  • 26 years in public education

FAVORITE QUOTE

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

Shawn P. Holliday, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies,
Professor of English

Northwestern - AlvaShawn Holliday
Fine Arts 212
Phone: (580) 327-8589
spholliday@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Indiana Univeristy of Pennsylvania, 1999.
  • M.A., Marshall University, 1993.
  • B.A., Marshall University, 1991.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • ENGL. 2883: American Literature Since Whitman
  • ENGL. 3303/5413: Popular Literature: The Western
  • ENGL. 3343/5433: 19th Century American Novel
  • ENGL. 3463/5463: American Literature: Twain & James
  • ENGL. 4163: Literary Criticism
  • ENGL. 4203/5203: Contemporary Poetry
  • ENGL. 4273/5273: 20th & 21st Century American Novel
  • ENGL. 4480/5180: Seminar (20th Century American Playwrights; Jazz and American Literature)
  • HUM. 4900: The History of Rock and Roll

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • American Realism and Naturalism
  • Modernism
  • Appalachian Literature
  • Literature of the American West
  • Music and Literature
  • Literary Criticism

FAVORITE QUOTE

  • “Each of us is all the sums he has not counted: subtract us into the nakedness and night again, and you shall see begin in Crete four thousand years ago the love that ended yesterday in Texas.” --Thomas Wolfe

Roxie J. James, Ph.D.

Roxie James, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of English

Northwestern - Alva
Vinson Hall 204
Phone: (580) 327-8474
rjjames@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ph. D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2014.
  • M.A., Northwestern State University, 2008.
  • B.A., Northwestern State Univeristy, 2009.
  • B.A., Louisiana State University, 2006.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • ENGL. 1113: Composition I
  • ENGL. 1213: Composition II
  • ENGL. 3303/5413: Popular Literature: The Dirty, The Scary, and The Scandalous
  • ENGL. 3423: Multicultural Literature
  • ENGL. 3503: Mythology
  • ENGL. 4413: Restoration and 18th Century English Literature 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Romantic and Victorian Literature
  • Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature
  • American Literature to circa 1900
  • Children’s Literature
  • Dirt Theory and Studies

FAVORITE QUOTE

  • "But a stranger in a strange land, he is no one; men know him not—and to know not is to care not for." --Bram Stoker

Francisco J. Martinez, Ed.D.

Francisco MartinezProfessor of Spanish

Northwestern - Alva
Vinson Hall 123
Phone: (580) 327-8466
fjmartinez@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, 2003.
  • M.A., Simon Rodriquez University, 1997.
  • B.A., Orient University, 1987.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • SPAN. 1114: Spanish I
  • SPAN. 1224: Spanish II
  • SPAN. 2151: Spanish Pronunciation
  • SPAN. 2183: Conversation/Reading I
  • SPAN. 2193: Composition/Grammar I
  • SPAN. 3103: Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN. 3113: Peninsular/Spanish American Culture
  • SPAN. 3183: Conversation II
  • SPAN. 3193: Composition/Grammar II
  • SPAN. 4103: Survey of Peninsular Literature
  • SPAN. 4183: Conversation III
  • SPAN. 4193: Composition/Grammar III
  • SPAN. 4223: Survey of Spanish American Literature

WHO AM I AWAY FROM WORK?

  • I enjoy travel, sports, and adventure. I have traveled extensively to more than 15 countries overseas.

 

Dr. Martinez thinking about traveling...

Jennifer K. Page, Ph.D.

Jennifer PageAssistant Professor of English

Northwestern - Alva
Vinson Hall 208
Phone: (580) 327-8473
jkpage@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

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

COURSES TAUGHT

  • ENGL. 1113: Composition I
  • ENGL. 1213: Composition II
  • ENGL. 2543: Early British Literature
  • ENGL. 3123: English Drama
  • ENGL. 3103: Shakespeare
  • ENGL. 3403: World Literature
  • ENGL. 4163: Literary Criticism
  • ENGL. 4183: History of the English Language
  • ENGL. 4413: Restoration and 18th Century English Literature

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