Dr. Laura Pogue

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Dr. Laura Pogue, associate professor of English, teaches American Literature at HSU, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with special focus in Early American Literature and also in American women writers at the turn of the 19th century. She serves as dean of general education and is director of the Graduate Program in English.

Pogue also serves as academic advisor to all students seeking 8-12 teacher certification in English and for all students seeking a master’s degree in English. In addition, she oversees issues relating to HSU’s Foundational Curriculum, including facilitating HSU’s Summer Reading program and Senior Assessment.

Obsessed with words, language, and stories, Dr. Pogue finds a deep connection between her academicpursuits and her spiritual journey. The freedom to express that connection in the classroom is one of the richest benefits of her job at HSU. The Bible, she notes, is replete with narratives, poetry, parables, and songs, and language itself is a creation of God, that part of Himself that is reaching out to us, communicating to us who He is.

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Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Arts, English / Communication, Hardin-Simmons University, 1987
  • Master of Arts, English / Creative Writing, Hardin-Simmons University, 1991
  • Doctor of Philosophy, English, Baylor University, 2000
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College  
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture  
  • US News Best Colleges  
  • The Chronicle on Higher Education, Great Colleges to Work For: 2014  
  • Military Friendly  
  • Colleges of Distinction  
  • University and College Accountability Network