English Faculty

Head, English Department

Name: Shelley Groves, PhD Candidate
Title/Rank/Position: Chair, English Department
Discipline: English Literature / Education
Year Hired: 2005

Education: 
M.A. Educational Leadership, Southern Nazarene University, 2003

M.A. English, University of Central Oklahoma, 2009

B.A. English Education, Evangel University, 1993

B.A. Social Studies, 1993

Professional Organizations and Affiliations:

Member, Oklahoma Counsil of Teachers of English

Member, National Council  of Teachers of English

Member, Southwest Region of the Conference on Christianity in Literature

Member, Jane Austen Society of North America

Previous Professional Experience:

Public and private school teacher in English and social studies

Private school administrator

Christian Education director and children's pastor

Courses Taught:  

Developmental English   English Composition & Grammar I & II  Studies in Shakespeare  Studies in Poetry
       
 Intro. to Literature      British Masterpieces      English Lit. I & II  Seminar in English
 American Lit. I & II      History of English      Creative Writing  Expository Writing
 World Literature  Advanced Writing  Senior Research Paper  Ministry of Christian Education
 Methods of Teaching English  Foundations in Education  

Office Location: R-110A,Roberson Building
Campus Phone Number: 405-789-7661 x3434
Email Address:
shelley.groves@swcu.edu 

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Mission/Passion:
To inspire others to seek Christ and fulfil His purpose in their lives

Favorite Bible Verse:  Colossians 3:23-24, " Whatever you do , work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for me, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."

Personal Interests: Travel, cooking, and spending time with my precious family

English Faculty

Name: Mark Harris, PhD Candidate
Title/Rank/Position: Faculty (Adjunct), English Department
Discipline: English Literature
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Education:  M.A., PhD Candidate

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Name:  Josh Burchett
Title/Rank/Position: Faculty (Adjunct), English Department
Discipline: English Literature
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Education: M.A.
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Office Location: Roberson Building 
Email Address:
josh.burchett@swcu.edu
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Name:  Megan Miles Alba

Title/Rank/Position: Faculty (Adjunct), English Department
Discipline: English Literature
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Education: M.A.
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Name: Rebecca Nelson

Title/Rank/Position: Faculty (Adjunct) and Teaching Assistant, English Department
Discipline: English Literature
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Education: M.A.(Pending)
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Email Address: becca.nelson@swcu.edu
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