The Sam Houston State University English MA Program proudly celebrates the accomplishments of its recent graduates, who have gone on to doctoral and MFA programs, professorships, law degrees, and corporate management and communications positions.
Their scholarly and creative work appears in national and international publications.
We are also proud of our many MA graduates who teach in local two-year colleges and public and private high schools.
Travis Franks (MA 2012): PhD Student, Arizona State University
Timothy Ponce (MA 2012): PhD Student, University of North Texas
Tyler Segura (MA 2012): PhD Student, Drexel University
William Tunningley (MA 2012): PhD Student, Oklahoma State University
Heather Brown (MA 2011): PhD Student, Irish Literature, Kent State University
Rachel Bryant (MA 2011): PhD Student, English, University of New Brunswick
Christopher McCracken (MA 2011): PhD Student, Rhetoric and Writing, Kent State University
Timothy Regetz (MA 2010): PhD Student, Medieval Studies, University of North Texas
Allison Sigler (MA 2010): PhD Student, English as a Foreign Language, The Ohio State University
Brandon Strubberg (MA 2010): PhD Student, Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University
Robert Uren (MA 2010): MFA Student, Virginia Polytechnic University
Dana Allen (MA 2009): Communications Manager, Girls Scouts of Northern California
Valerie Bell (MA 2009): MA (2011), Speech Pathology and Audiology, South Carolina State University
Regina Bouley (MA 2009): MLS Student, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Brandon Cooper (MA 2009): PhD Student, Sociolinguistics, University of South Carolina
Bernadette Russo (MA 2009): PhD Student, English, Texas Tech University
Andrew Husband (MA 2009): PhD Student, Literature and the Environment, Texas Tech University
“The Environment of the Moment: Non-Places in Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leename.” Texas Theatre Journal 6 (January 2010): 1-13.
“Postcolonial ‘Greenery’: Surreal Garden Imagery in Nuruddin Farah’s Maps.” Interdisciplinary Studies of Literature and the Environment 17.1 (Winter 2010): 78-83.
Josh Bowen (MA 2008): MFA (2012), Creative Writing-Fiction, New Mexico State University
Senior Development Writer, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Jose de la Garza (MA 2008): PhD Student, English, Miami University of Ohio
Melanie Sweeney-Bowen (MA 2008): MFA (2012), Creative Writing-Fiction, New Mexico State University
PhD Student, Creative Writing and Literature, University of Houston
Jon Nelson (MA 2007): PhD Student, English, Rice University
Zach Vande Zande (MA 2007): PhD Student, Creative Fiction, University of North Texas
Production Editor, American Literary Review
Apathy and Paying Rent (Vancouver: Loose Teeth Press, 2008)
Katherine Echols (MA 2006): PhD Student, English, University of Houston
Frances Crawford Fennessy (MA 2006): PhD Student, Composition and TESOL, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Chair, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Director of ESOL, Odessa College
Urania Fung (MA 2006): MFA (2009), Creative Writing, Texas State University at San Marcos
Assistant Professor, Tarrant County College Northeast
“Mist Wraith.” Ages of Wonder. Ed. Julie E. Czerneda and Rob St. Martin. New York: DAW Books, 2009.
“The Right to Eat Decent Food.” The Dragon and the Stars. Ed. Derwin Mack and Eric Choi. New York: DAW Books, 2010.
Kimberly McCullough (MA 2006): Quality Improvement Specialist, The Copernicus Group, IRB
Michelle Nichols (MA 2006): PhD (2010), Literature and Creative Writing, University of Southern Mississippi
“Descension.” Hattiesburg: The Center for Writers Product 22 (2008): 128-131.
“The Lament of the Fire Baton Twirler.” Squid Quarterly 18 Aug 2009. (Pushcart Prize Nominee)
“The Leif Year.” Hattiesburg: The Center for Writers Product 21 (2007): 121-140.
“Pumpjack.” Juked 7 (2010): 29-42.
“Visitation.” The Distillery 15.2 (2008): 69-77.
Matt Davis (MA 2005): PhD Student, American Literature, University of Oklahoma
Melinda Freeman (MA 2005): JD (2009), University of Maryland-Baltimore
Associate, Law Office of Ellen P. Rosenberg PA
Tamara Hill (MA 2005): Internal Communications Program Manager, Human Resources Division
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ryan Hoover (MA 2005): PhD (2009), Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University
Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, St. Edward’s University
“The Impact of NSF and NIH Websites on Researcher Ethics.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 40.4 (2010): 403-27.
“Origins of Continental Drift Theory and the Influence of Rhetoric.” Young Scholars in Writing–Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric 2 (Fall 2004): 84-93.
Michelle Martinez (MA 2005): MLS (2007), University of North Texas
Assistant Professor of Library Science, Sam Houston State University
Ritu Raju (MA 2005): PhD (2010), Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University
Nate Roberts (MA 2005): PhD Student, English with Concentration in Religion and Literature, Baylor University
Gary Wilkens (MA 2005): PhD (2010), Literature and Creative Writing, University of Southern Mississippi
Assistant Professor, West Virginia University Institute of Technology
The Redlight Was My Mind (Huntsville: Texas Review Press, 2007).
Steve Kaminczak (MA 2004): Assistant Director, University Writing Center, Texas A & M University
Will Wright (MA 2004): PhD (2009), Literature and Creative Writing, University of Southern Mississippi
Founding Editor, Town Creek Poetry
Coeditor, The Southern Poetry Anthology
Dark Orchard (Huntsville: Texas Review Press, 2006)
The Ghost Narratives (Georgetown: Finishing Line Press, 2008)
Paullett Golden (MA 2002): PhD (2005), English, Texas A & M University at Commerce
Tammy Walker (MA 2002): PhD (2007), Creative Writing, University of North Texas
David Sutton (MA 2001): PhD (2010), Rhetoric, Texas Woman’s University