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EnglishOur English degrees provide students with strong writing skills, and a background in critical analysis, the structure of language, and literary history.
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Cheney, WA 99004
John Mason, PhDProfessor of EnglishPatterson Hall 211JEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
American literature and English education
University of Northern Colorado, BABegan career as a secondary teacher of English. Over 20 years teaching experience at Youngstown State University (Ohio), Western Washington University, California State University Northridge, and University of Wisconsin La Crosse. Numerous administrative roles, including chair, associate vice president, dean, and provost at universities in the West, Northwest, and Midwest. Served as Associate director of two regional accrediting bodies: the Higher Learning Commission (NCA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
University of Oregon, MA and PhD
Three essays in the Walt Whitman Encyclopedia. "Catalogues," "Oratory," "Passage to India." Ed. Donald Kummings. Greenwood Press, 1998.
"Heeding Our Strokes: Curriculum Revision at Western Washington University." Association of Departments of English Bulletin. Fall, 1994, pp. 16-18.
"The Poet-Reader Relationship in 'Song of Myself." Approaches to Teaching Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Ed. Donald Kummings. New York: Modern Language Association, 1990, pp. 41-48.
"Walt Whitman's Catalogues: Rhetorical Means for Two Journeys in 'Song of Myself.'" Rpt. in On Whitman: The Best From American Literature. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1989, pp. 187-202.
Intro to Poetry
Classics in Literature
Specialty courses in American Lit., Gay & Lesbian Lit., and English Education