Dr. Laura Pogue
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.
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 academic pursuits 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.
Read any great books or blogs lately? Click Dr. Pogue’s
e-mail address and recommend a book to her!
- 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