Category Archives: Faculty

James Payne

Biographical Statement: James Payne earned his A.B. in English at Berkeley and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English at the University of California at Davis. A professor at New Mexico State, Dr. Payne has served as Senior Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature at Wroclaw University in Poland. He has served as chair of MELUS: The…
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Eugene Cunnar

Education: B.A. in English literature with a minor in philosophy, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1963  M.A. in English literature, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1967. Ph.D. in English literature with a minor in Latin language and literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1973 Research Interests: I am interested in all aspects of early modern English literature, Latin literature, and art history. In addition, I…
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Nancy Hastings

Background: Nancy Hastings is a College Assistant Professor in the English Department. Hastings has worked with the English Department as an adjunct faculty member for a number of years. In January 2014 she joined the department as a regular faculty member. Hastings is the recipient of five Daniels Ethics Initiative Fellowships, and she was selected…
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Faculty Information

One-on-One Consulting The NMSU Writing Center can help your students become more effective writers primarily through free one-on-one consulting. We offer students 30- to 60-minute appointments to address their most pressing writing needs. Our Center is staffed by graduate assistants who teach undergraduate writing courses through the English Department, but the Writing Center is a service…
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Greg Grewell

Professional Statement: Greg Grewell earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in English at San Jose State University and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English at the University of Arizona. While his main research foci stem from his dissertation, entitled “Rhetoric of Ridicule,” Grewell maintains many other areas of interest as well, including: composition…
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Clint Lanier

Background and Education: Dr. Clinton R. Lanier earned both his B.A. and M.A. in English from New Mexico State University. Following graduation he went to work for IBM as an Information Developer and then the U.S. Army Research Laboratory as a Technical Editor. He came back to NMSU a third time to earn his Ph.D….
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Phil Treon

Biographical Statement: I earned an M.A. degree at NMSU. Besides teaching here, I have taught writing at Nashville Technical Institute, the University of Colorado at Denver, El Paso Community College, and the University of Texas at El Paso. I have also worked as a freelance writer, commercial fisherman, truck driver, and powder monkey. When I’m…
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Barry Thatcher

Biographical Statement: Ph.D. (1997) in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, ESL Minor, Purdue University B.A. (1989) and M.A. (1991) in English, North Carolina State University I am Professor in the NMSU English Department. I have been at NMSU since 2001, and I have previously taught at Ohio University and La Universidad San Francisco de Quito. I…
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Tyson Stolte

Education: B.A. (2001): Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada M.A. (2003): Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada Ph.D. (2009): University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Teaching Emphases and Research Interests: Victorian literature and culture nineteenth-century psychology history of science/science and literature history of the novel Victorian poetry and poetics Courses Recently Taught: English 244G: Literary…
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Kellie Sharp-Hoskins

Background: Kellie Sharp-Hoskins earned her undergraduate degree in English from Brigham Young University (B.A., 2003) before pursuing rhetoric and writing studies at San Diego State University (M.A., 2007). She earned her doctorate in English Studies from Illinois State University in 2012, where she completed a dissertation entitled “What Counts? Who Counts? A Methodology for Leveraging…
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