Faculty

FYS: From Creoles to Katrina

Freshman year can be an intimidating experience for incoming students. From the academic challenges to sharing a space with a new roommate, those first few months at school can be...   Read More

Exploring Liberal Arts Through the Life and Lyrics of Bob Dylan

For 50 years, the music, words, story and fans of Bob Dylan have fascinated David Gaines. And for more than 30 years, Gaines, associate professor of English and Director of...   Read More

In Service to Students

Mathematics Professor Receives Prestigious Award from MAA Associate Professor of Mathematics Therese Shelton has received the Ron Barnes Distinguished Service to Students Award from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The award...   Read More

Educators Receive Unique Education at Southwestern

For 15 consecutive years, a Southwestern education major has received one of four scholarships awarded annually by the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA), in recognition of the best...   Read More

25 Years After the Fall

In 1989, Michael Cooper, Ph.D. received a Fulbright Fellowship and spent the following academic year in Germany, where he witnessed first-hand “what happens when scholarly pursuits collide with political tensions.”...   Read More

Revolution: Unwanted Disorder or More?

This definition brings to mind the American Revolution (1765–1783), the French Revolution (1789–1799), or the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920), but what does “revolution” mean and how is it viewed in today’s...   Read More

Carl Robertson: The Liberal Arts Personified

Carl Robertson is the liberal arts personified: a teacher-scholar, researcher, Chinese language speaker, world-traveler, husband, father, woodworker, bird watcher and lifelong learner. His passion for Chinese (and all) literature is...   Read More