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Dalrymple Receives Endowed Professorship

August 26, 2013


The Department of English and Modern Languages is proud to announce that Dr. Terry Dalrymple, professor of English, has received reappointment to the John S. Cargile University Professorship at Angelo State University for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Dr. Dalrymple is one of the most respected and accomplished faculty members in our department, college, university, and region.

The John S. Cargile University Professor from 2003-2013, he has a distinguished record of scholarly and creative work as exhibited by a prodigious publication and presentation schedule over the last ten years.  He has published three books, twelve short stories, and six book reviews.  He has also delivered over two dozen conference presentations.  He is currently in the process of preparing four presentations for the coming fall, and several short story manuscripts are under consideration. Dr. Dalrymple’s accomplishments in creative writing are also respected in the region, as evidenced by his membership in the Texas Institute of Letters. And his flash fiction “The Boy” recently afforded him the Ascent Aspirations Prize for best flash fiction in the book Close to Quitting Time, a Canadian publication.

Dr. Dalrymple teaches a wide range of courses in the Department, from first-year writing to graduate courses in American Fiction.  His humanist values and original thinking about the role of writing and literature in students’ lives have inspired many to major and minor in English.  Recently, he encouraged two of his creative writing students to submit their work to regional conferences, including the Langdon Review Literary Weekend (both were accepted) and the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers. 

In addition, as one of the most highly regarded teachers in the department, Dr. Dalrymple continues to a popular and effective instructor, evidenced by stellar retention rates and high student evaluations of teaching.

His service to the department is highly respected among his colleagues, as evidenced by his longstanding leadership of our Department Peer Evaluation Committee.  He has also served as co-chair of the ASU Writers Conference, as fiction editor for the Concho River Review (for which he served as founding general editor), as a member of the University Graduate Council, and as a member of the new University Common Read Committee.  Beyond ASU, he has chaired a Texas Institute of Letters judging panel, and in the community, he continues as a member of the Tom Green County Library Board.  These many formal positions and activities demonstrate his significant service commitments, yet his informal advice and counsel to many members of our department—junior and senior alike—should also be recognized as ongoing service to the collegiality and support necessary for a friendly, respectful, and consistently welcoming workplace.


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