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113 Hudspeth Hall
915.747.5731
english@utep.edu

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Requirements for all undergraduate degrees from The University of Texas at El Paso include successful completion of RWS 1302 or ENGL 1313 (or ESOL 1312). Course work toward this goal consists of a three-step program to develop college-level competence in composition, rhetoric, and research procedures. This program is designed to provide students the skills in language and communication which they will need for the remainder of their undergraduate careers and for professional achievement in their selected fields following graduation.

Students place into a first-year composition course by virtue of their placement test scores. Students should be enrolled in a composition course every semester until they complete the first-year composition sequence. All students must present test scores for placement into the first-year composition program. For information in this catalog concerning placement into the proper freshman composition courses, students should refer to the University College section, under Student Assessment and Testing,

Developmental English Program

The Developmental English Program prepares students for the first-year composition sequence. The program consists of ENGL 0111, ENGL 0310, and ENGL 0311. The program is located in the Education Building Room 205; the phone number is 915.747.5693.

English Degree Concentrations

Students are expected to consult with the Director of Literature, the Director of English Education, or the Director of Rhetoric and Writing Studies concerning the selection of concentrations and courses.

Bilingual Professional Writing Certificate

Students in any major who have some fluency in both English and Spanish are eligible to pursue certification. They are required to pass, with a B or better, a combination of two English classes and two Translation classes in the Department of Languages and Linguistics. They then pass an exit exam to receive the certificate. For further information, consult either the Department of English or the Department of Languages and Linguistics.

Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Minor

Certificates

CHAIR: Dr. Maggy Smith

Professor

Meredith Abarca
Contact Information: mabarca@utep.edu; 915-747-6249
Education: Ph D, The University of California, Davis, 2018

Beth Brunk-Chavez
Contact Information: blbrunk@utep.edu; 915-747-5797
Education: BA, New Mexico State University; MA, University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, University of Texas at Arlington, 2018

Mimi Gladstein
Contact Information: mgladstein@utep.edu; 915-747-6259
Education: BA, Texas Western College; MA, Texas Western College; Ph D, University of New Mexico, 2018

Maryse Jayasuriya
Contact Information: mjayasuriya@utep.edu; 915-747-6252
Education: Ph D, Purdue University, 2018

Katherine Mangelsdorf
Contact Information: kmangels@utep.edu; 915-747-5543
Education: Ph D, University of Arizona, 2018

Keith Polette
Contact Information: kpolette@utep.edu; 915-747-5123
Education: BA, Central Methodist College; MA, Idaho State University; MA, Idaho State University; Ph D, Saint Louis University, 2018

John Scenters-Zapico
Contact Information: jscenters@utep.edu; 915-747-5702
Education: BA, University of Wisconsin - Parkside; MA, Northern Arizona University; Ph D, University of Arizona, 2015
Research Interests: Literacies

Thomas Schmid
Contact Information: tschmid@utep.edu; 915-747-6248
Education: MA, University of Utah; Ph D, University of Utah, 2018

Maggy Smith
Contact Information: msmith@utep.edu; 915-747-6642
Education: Ph D, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2018

Tony Stafford
Contact Information: tstaffor@utep.edu; 915-747-6266
Education: Ph D, Louisiana State University, 2018

Brian Yothers
Contact Information: byothers@utep.edu; 915-747-5886
Education: BA, Grace College; MA, Purdue University; Ph D, Purdue University, 2018

Associate Professor

Isabel Baca
Contact Information: ibaca@utep.edu; 915-747-6245
Education: Summer Credit, University of Warwick; BA, The University of Texas at El Paso; MA, The University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, New Mexico State University, 2018
Research Interests: Service-learning and community engagement in writing studies; bilingual workplace communication; community-based writing and learning

Carol Clark
Contact Information: cclark@utep.edu; 915-747-6244
Education: Ph D, Texas Christian University, 2018

Lucia Dura
Contact Information: ldura@utep.edu; 915-747-5199
Education: MA, The University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2018

Ruben Espinosa
Contact Information: respinosa2@utep.edu; 915-747-5325
Education: Ph D, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2018

Andrew Fleck
Contact Information: ajfleck@utep.edu; 915-747-0246
Education: Ph D, Claremont Graduate University, 2018
Research Interests: British literature, British culture, early modern Low Countries, identity, science, religious controversy, book history, digital humanities

Helen Foster
Contact Information: hfoster@utep.edu; 915-747-6623
Education: Ph D, Purdue University, 2018

Robert Gunn
Contact Information: rlgunn@utep.edu; 915-747-6265
Education: BA, Oberlin College; MA, New York University; Ph D, New York University, 2018

Joseph Ortiz
Contact Information: jmortiz7@utep.edu;
Education: BA, Yale University; Ph D, Princeton University, 2018

Jonna Perrillo
Contact Information: jperrillo@utep.edu; 915-747-6059
Education: BA, University of Michigan; MA, University of Maryland; Ph D, New York University, 2018

Marion Rohrleitner
Contact Information: mcrohrleitner@utep.edu; 915-747-5647
Education: M. Phil., Leopold-Franzens-Universitaet Innsbruck; Ph D, University of Notre Dame, 2018

David Ruiter
Contact Information: druiter@utep.edu; 915-747-6642
Education: BA, Dordt College; MA, Baylor University; Ph D, Baylor University, 2018

Assistant Professor

Victor Del Hierro
Contact Information: vjdel@utep.edu; 915-747-8806
Education: MA, Texas A&M University; Ph D, Michigan State University, 2018

Laura Gonzales
Contact Information: ljgonzales3@utep.edu; 915-747-5543
Education: Ph D, Michigan State University, 2018

Dorothy Ward
Contact Information: dpward@utep.edu; 915-747-8439
Education: MA, The University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, University of North Texas, 2018

Barbara Zimbalist
Contact Information: bezimbalist@utep.edu;
Education: Ph D, University of California, 2018

Assistant Professor of Practice

Anjanette Darrington
Contact Information: adarrington@utep.edu;
Education: Ph D, Arizona State University, 2018

James Mullins
Contact Information: mullins@utep.edu; 915-747-6253
Education: MFA, University of Texas at el Paso, 2018

Teresa Quezada
Contact Information: tquezada2@utep.edu; 915-747-5222
Education: MBA, UTEP; Ph D, University of Texas at El Paso, 2018