Arkansas Tech English and Creative writing majors maintain an active chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society. Dr. Michael Wang is the faculty advisor.
Creative writing and English majors publish two issues of an award-winning literary journal each year. Dr. Mary Sharpe is the faculty advisor. Click on the logo to the right for further information. You can also read about former Nebo Editor Nick Morris's new book, Tapeworm.
Arkansas Tech Spanish majors maintain the active Psi Omicron chapter of La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispanica, the national Spanish honor society. In 2012 and 2013, Tech's Psi Omicron chapter
was selected as one of a dozen honor chapters selected from 600 national chapters.
Being selected in two consecutive years is a remarkable achievement. Dr. Alejandra
K. Carballo is the faculty advisor.
Student & Alumni News
In this space we will post news from our current students and alumni. If you have
information that you would like posted here, please send news and any photos to Dr.
Emily Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Chih-Hsin Sing Hsu, who earned her M.A. in English with the TESL option in 2008, works for American College Education, building, assessing, and implementing online ESL and Bilingual Education program. Dr. Hsu has served as an Instructor in Tech's English Language Institute, and is currently a graduate faculty member at Tech, teaching courses in the M.A. TESOL program.
Ms. Samantha Meeks, who earned her B.A. in English Education is 2013 and her M.A. in English in 2015 and served as a Visiting Lecturer in English at Tech for two years, has accepted a graduate teaching assistantship to enter the doctoral program in English at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville.
Ms. Rebecca Stobaugh, who earned her M.A. in English in 2018, has been accepted into the doctoral program at Louisiana State University, where she plans to focus on Gender Studies.
Mr. Jeffrey Warndof, who earned his B.F.A. in Creative Writing in 2013 and his M.A. TESOl in 2015, taught in Korea for two years before accepting a position as a full-time Academic Advisor at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he is helping design programs to improve retention and success of under-prepared and disadvantaged students.
Ms. Jamie Teal, who earned her M.A. TESOL in 2017, is teaching English at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. She writes "I'm proud to be representing ATU here. I'm working hard but having the time of my life teaching English in Morocco.…Thank you again for an excellent program that prepared me exceptionally well to be here. I'm living my dream!"
Dr. Min Wang, who earned her
masters at Tech in 2012, completed her Ph.D at the University of Alabama and is now an Assistant Professor at St. John's University in New York City.
- Several of our Spring 2016 graduates have gone on to graduate study: Kyla Bishop (ENGL 2016) is attending University Bowen School of Law in Little Rock, Ryan Smith (ENGL 2016) is attending the State University of New York in Buffalo in English, Kayla Clark (ENGL 2016) is attending the University of Kansas in linguistics, Waleed Alrasheedy (MA.TESOL 2016) is attending Illinois State University in applied linguistics, and Colton Lindsey (ENGL 2016) is attending Northern Michigan University in English.
- Khaleel Al-Maliki (MA-ENGL/TESL 2011) is a Senior Lecturer of English Language and Literature at Imam
University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He also serves as an advisor and translator for
the Vice President for Knowledge Exchange and International Communication and the
Institute for Academic Research & Consultant Services. During the past year his consulting
duties have taken him to London, Washington, Dallas, New York, Paris, Dubai, and Mexico
City for the G20 meeting (pictured at left).
- Craig Mason (MA ENGL/TESL 2012) has accepted a teaching position at Hafr Al Batin Community College
in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At right he is pictured with two other graduate of
our MA in English with TESL option program, Alaa Alshaks (2012) and Jalal Albaqshi
- Four recent Taiwanese graduates of our MA in English/TESL program have pursued doctoral
degrees. Three studied Bilingual Education at Texas A & M Kingsville. Dr. Ying-Ling
Chen (pictured at left) has completed her degree. Sing Hsu and Liang Lin are working
on theirs. Ying-Ling writes: "I was glad that I studied at Arkansas Tech University.
It was the most exciting journey that I have ever had...I grew a lot culturally and
academically...The positive atmosphere makes students pleased and grateful.".
- Kat Williams (CRWR and ENGL '11, Nebo Editor, 2010-2011) was recognized as Editor
of the Year at the Spring 2012 meeting of the Arkansas College Media Association meeting.
- At the same meeting James Ritchie (ENGL and CRWR '13, Nebo Editor 2012) received the
magazine poetry First Place award for "Matter of Taste"
- Paul Crenshaw (CRWR 01, Nebo Editor 2000-2001) completed his MFA at the University
of North Carolina- Greensboro and is currently an Assistant Professor at Elon University.
His essay "Storm Country," about the experience of living in Tornado Alley in Arkansas,
was included in 2005 Best American Essays and has subsequently been widely anthologized.
Paul has published other fiction and non-fiction in North American Review, Shenandoah,
Southern Humanities Review, Southwest Review, Connecticut Review, among others.
- Paul has received the Thomas a Carter Prize for the essay and been nominated 3 times
for Pushcart Prizes. He co-authored a textbook titled Text, Mind and World: An Introduction
to Literary Criticism.
- Dave Buhajla (B.F.A. '07, M.A. '08), an adjunct instructor at Tech and technical writer at Acxiom, has published two stories and five poems in 2010. Read Dave's work by clicking here.