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English Faculty

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mark Barnes

Mark Barnes
[email protected]
Office: A Building, Room 111
Phone: (501) 812-2841

Education
M.A. English with focus on Writing Studies (University of Illinois); B.A. English (University of South Florida)

Professional Associations
ACC, AWP, TYCA-SW

Courses Taught
Composition I (ENGL 1311), Composition II (ENGL 1312), Composition II Themes: Comics (ENGL 1312), World Literature Beginnings to 1650 (ENGL 2337), World Literature 1650 to Present (ENGL 2338)

When he’s not teaching, Mark also works as a Minecraft Consultant for UN-Habitat and as a freelance web designer and developer. Aside from work, Mark spends time with his wife and daughter, attends classes at UALR in pursuit of a second Master’s degree in Computer Science, performs in a local thrash metal band, runs a weekly Dungeons & Dragons campaign, and is a Nintendo fanboy.


Matthew Chase

Matthew Chase
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Office: A Building, Room 111
Phone:  (501) 812-2346

Education
M.A. English Language and Literature (University of New Hampshire); B.A. English (University of Central Arkansas)

Professional Associations
ACC, AWP, TYCA-SW

Courses Taught
Composition I (ENGL 1311), Composition II (ENGL 1312), World Literature Beginnings to 1650 (ENGL 2337), World Literature 1650 to Present (ENGL 2338), American Literature 1865 to Present (ENGL 233


Joan Dudley

Joan Dudley
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Office: LR-S 243
Phone: (501) 771-6066

Education
M.A. Medieval Studies (University of Arkansas); M.Ed. Montessori (Xavier University); B.A. Humanities (Hendrix College)

Professional Associations
ACC, American Montessori Society, AWP, MLA, TYCA-SW

Courses Taught
Composition I (ENGL 1311), Composition II (ENGL 1312), World Literature Beginnings to 1650 (ENGL 2337), World Literature 1650 to Present (ENGL 2338)


Kathryn Earney

Kathryn Earney
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Office: CHARTS 414
Phone: (501) 812-2832

Education
M.A. English (University of Central Arkansas); B.A. English (University of Central Arkansas)

Professional Associations
ACC, AWP, TYCA-SW

Courses Taught
Comp II, World Lit I, American Lit I

Kate believes in empowering communities through education. Outside of class, she is the faculty sponsor for The View from Here literary journal and the CHARTS Collaboration Center. She is also a sneaky halfling-rogue in the English department's latest Dungeons and Dragons campaign.


Antonio A. Garcia

Antonio A. Garcia
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Office: A Building, Room 111
Phone: (501)812-2338

Education
Ph.D. Comparative Literature (Princeton); B.A. English (University of California at Los Angeles)

Professional Associations
AAAG, ACC, Association of French Teachers of America, AWP, CCCC, NCTE, TYCA-SW

Courses Taught
Composition II (ENGL 1312), World Literature Beginning to 1650 (ENGL 2337), World Literature 1650 to Present (ENGL 2338), Mythology (ENGL 2340)

Two notable achievements include cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal for seven people and teaching myself to swim at age 32.


Allen Loibner-Waitkus

 

Allen Loibner-Waitkus
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Office: A Building, Room 111, Ste E
Phone: (501) 812-2313

Education
M.A. English (Arkansas State University); B.A. English, cum laude (University of Texas)

Professional Associations
Arkansas Scholastic Press Association, Arkansas Journalism Advisers Association, Journalism Education Association, ACC, TYCA-SW, National Press Photographers Association, National Federation of Press Women, Arkansas Press Women, Society for News Design, Gay and Lesbian Journalism Association, American Association of University Professors--UA-PTC chapter president

Courses Taught
Composition I (ENGL 1311), American Literature 1865-Present (ENGL 2336), Beginning Reporting (JOUR 2300), Introduction to Digital Photography (PHOT 1330), Introduction to African American Studies (HUMN 2340)


Leslie Lovenstein
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Office: A Building, Room 111
Phone: (501) 812-2377

Education
M.A. English (University of Central Arkansas); B.A. English (University of Central Arkansas)

Professional Associations
ACC, AWP, CCCC, NCTE, TYCA-SW

Courses Taught
Composition I (ENGL 1311), Composition II (ENGL 1312), World Literature to 1650 (ENGL 2337), World Literature from 1650 to the Present (ENGL 2338), Introduction to Drama (ENGL 2390), English Skills (DEVE 0322), Composition Fundamentals (DEVE 0324)


Jonathan Purkiss-Jones, Chair
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Office: CHARTS 450
Phone: (501) 812-2794

Education
M.A. English (University of Central Arkansas); B.A. Mass Communication (University of Central Arkansas)

Professional Associations
ACC, AWP, CCCC, MLA, NCTE, TYCA-SW

Courses Taught
Composition I Learning Community (LINC 1001), Composition II (ENGL 1312), World Literature Beginning to 1650 (ENGL 2337), American Literature Beginning to 1865 (ENGL 2335), English Literature Beginning to 1785 (ENGL 2333), Mythology (ENGL 2340)


Bradley Pierce

Bradley Pierce
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Office: CHARTS 451
Phone: (501) 812-2734

Education
M.A. Rhetoric and Writing (UA-Little Rock); B.A. Professional and Technical Writing (UA-Little Rock)

Professional Associations
IWCA, NACADA, ACC, CCCC

Courses Taught
Composition I (ENGL 1311), Composition II (ENGL 1312), Intro to Film (FILM 2300)

Bradley is currently completing his doctorate degree in Adult and Lifelong Learning. When he's not teaching, he's either watching movies, or playing music somewhere.


Logan Oliver

Logan M. Oliver
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Office: CHARTS 416
Phone: (501) 812-6060

Education
M.A. English with focus on Modern American Literature (Arkansas State University); B.S. Communications with Radio/TV Broadcast News Emphasis (Arkansas State University)

Professional Associations
ACC

Courses Taught
Composition I (ENGL 1311), Composition II (ENGL 1312), World Literature 1650 to Present (ENGL 2338), American Literature 1865 to Present (ENGL 2336)

I serve as an advisor to the Sigma Kappa Delta English Honors Society.  My students and their successes are my #1 priority.  I like to work out and be outside.  My wife is way too good for me.