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 as well as in American women writers at the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries. HSU’s Dean of General Education, Dr. Pogue oversees HSU’s Foundational Curriculum.

Dr. Pogue also serves as academic advisor to all students seeking 8-12 teacher certification in English.

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.

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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
  • Military Friendly
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  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network