Dr. Paul Sandul, Assistant Professor of History
Dr. Sandul has been offered a full contract with West Virginia University Press and the Rural Studies Series to publish his manuscript, "Harvesting Suburbs, Cultivating Memory: Legacies of Rural and Urban Boosterism in California." The press anticipates a Spring 2014 release. The University of Minnesota Press published the anthology that Dr. Sandul co-edited and a chapter in another anthology due out in November.
Greg Patterson, Lecturer in Mass Communication
Greg's photographs of of W.C and Donna Martin were recently published in the February 2013 edition of Guideposts magazine. The editorial photos highlight the Martin's story and the 76 abused or neglected children who have found homes through their small town church in Possum Trot, Texas. The full story and photos may be found at http://www.guideposts.org/dmartin
Dr. Mark Sanders, Chair and Professor of English
has accepted three of poems by Dr. Sanders; the first will appear this summer, and the other two will appear in the fall.
Dr. John McDermott, Associate Professor of English
Dr. McDermott has a story in Story/Houston's
premiere issue, http://www.storyhouston.com/
Dr. Andrew Brininstool, Assistant Professor of English
Mr. Brininstool signed a contract with Queen's Ferry Press to publish his short story collection, CRUDE SKETCHES DONE IN QUICK SUCCESSION. QFP is a small press doing a lot of good work. They're publishing collections from Aaron Burch, the founder of Hobart (a magazine that is now frequently in Best American Short Stories), Scott Garson, Ethel Rohan, Michael Nye of the Missouri Review, etc.
Dr. Gary Mayer, Professor of Mass Communication
Dr. Mayer presented research at the Popular Culture Association conference in Washington, DC titled, "That Ad Don't Make Sense: No, Drusilla, Ads Are Not Perfect." The Popular Culture Association encourages and assists in the study of popular culture in all of its various forms and expressions by bringing together the various intellectual disciplines, academic and non-academic areas, that may deal with the subject, by fostering interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research endeavors, and by encouraging interested persons to study and conduct research on Popular and American Culture.
Dr. Linda Bond, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication
Dr. Bond has been selected to serve as Guest Editor of the Global Media Journal's
Fall 2013 edition. The journal can be found online at: http://www.globalmediajournal.com/
Dr. Casey Hart, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication
Dr. Hart presented a paper titled, "A Heroine Worth Her Salt? A Semiotic Analysis of the Role of Women in Action Films Through the Movie Salt," at the Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas, NV. The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is an international academic and professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises.
Joe Lansdale, Writer-in-Residence
Joe Lansdale has a new novel, THE THICKET, forthcoming from MULHOLLAND/LITTLE BROWN http://www.mulhollandbooks.com/books/fallwinter-20132014/the-thicket/
Zanne Tarlow, 2012 BFA Graduate
Zanne is also a former Ferguson Creative Writing Scholarship holder. She has just been offered an unconditional place in the MA Sociolinguistics program at the University of Essex in Colchester, England. Zanne writes the following: "I owe so much to the support of the wonderful faculty in the English department, especially Drs. John and Christine McDermott and Dr. Chris Sams. Thank you for your support of every aspect of the department, from Sigma Tau Delta events to Creative Writing thesis readings."