Dr. Jason King
Dr. Jason King, assistant professor of English and director
of basic writing, is also an Abilene native and a Hardin-Simmons alumnus. He
received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from HSU, specializing in
literature, and he completed his Ph.D. at Texas Christian University in Fort
Worth, Texas, specializing in rhetoric and composition. King’s dissertation
focuses on the emergence and proliferation of autism advocacy in online writing
While at TCU, he received the Jim Corder Fellowship, the
Tate Prize in for Scholarship in Composition Studies, and the TCU Composition
Program Teacher of the Year Award (2009). He also served as production editor
for the journal Composition Studies
and as the assistant director of the New Media Writing Studio.
At HSU, King enjoys teaching a wide variety of English
courses. He regularly teaches core curriculum courses such Freshman Writing I
& II, and World Literature, as well as Writing Pedagogy, Advanced Grammar
& Style, and Linguistics courses for those pursuing teaching certifications.
He also teaches other upper-level English electives, such as Shakespeare,
Literary Theory, and Dystopian Literature.
King serves as the faculty sponsor for HSU’s chapter of
Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society.
- Bachelor of Arts, English/Philosophy, Hardin-Simmons University, 1999
- Master of Arts, English, Hardin-Simmons University, 2002
- Doctor of Philosophy, English, Texas Christian University, 2009