Faculty at HCC

Dr. Robert LundayEnglish

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Robert Lunday

FACULTY: Dr. Robert Lunday
QUOTE: “No matter what these students are going to do, what careers they’re going to go into, I’m giving them something that will be very useful them … essential to what they’re going to do.”

• Ph.D. English/Creative Writing, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 2002
• M.A English/Creative Writing, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1985
• B.A. [no major], Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1980

Teaching Experience
• Professor of English, 2002-Present Houston Community College Southeast. Courses: Composition I and II, Creative Writing, Introduction to Western World Literature I, Early American Literature
• Poetry Instructor, Spring 2002 Inprint, Inc. Course: poetry workshop
• Lecturer, 2001 Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston Courses: Graduate-level writing and speaking for non-native English speakers
• Adjunct instructor in English, 1997-2001 Houston Community College, various campuses Courses: Composition I and II, intro and survey courses in literature, Business and Technical Writing, Creative

• Teaching Fellow in English, 1995-1999 University of Houston Courses: Composition I and II, intro and survey courses in literature
• Adjunct Instructor in English, 1999; 2001 University of Houston Downtown Courses: Composition I and II; Business and Technical Writing
• Professor of English, 1993-1995Huron University-Japan (Tokyo) Courses: Composition I and II, non-credit ESL at all levels, Literature, Creative Writing
• Instructor in ESL, 1989-1991 Language Pacifica, Palo Alto, CA Courses: Advanced-level ESL
• Instructor in ESL, 1988 The Lado Institute, Washington, D.C. Courses: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced-level ESL
• Writer in Residence, 1987-1988 The St. Albans School, Washington, D.C. Courses: Creative Writing
• Instructor in English, 1987 (Summer only) Houston Community College Courses: Composition I
• Instructor in ESL and Literature, 1986 Armstrong University, Berkeley, CA Courses: ESL and Literature
• Writer in the Schools (WITS), 1984-1985 Lanier Middle School, Houston, TX Courses: Sixth and Eighth-grade poetry workshops
• Creative Writing Instructor, 1984-1985 High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Courses: tenth-grade poetry workshops
• Teaching Assistant, 1983-1985 University of Houston Courses: Composition I and II, intro and survey courses in Literature

Professional, Technical, and Work-related Experience and Skills
• Fiction Editor, Etruscan Press, 2009-present
• Writing Committee Coordinator, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (MA), 1991-1992
• Proofreader and Copyeditor, Stanford University Press, 1989-1991
• Managing Editor, Domestic Crude (now titled Gulf Coast), 1984
• Founder of the Writing Center, HCC Southeast College, 2006
• Team Member, Title V Faculty Leadership Program in Composition, 2006-2008
• Team Member, Curriculum Development Group, Teaching and Learning Excellence Program, 2006
• Languages: French, Japanese, Old English Professional Achievements and Publications

Mad Flights (poems), Ashland Poetry Press, 2002.
Reading Writing: An Instructor’s Manual, Harcourt, 2000. (Co-authored with Drs. George Trail [textbook author] and Alan Ainsworth.)
Poems (selected list):
“Like Most People,” Tuesday: An Art Project (forthcoming)
“Faces” (excerpts), Pank (forthcoming)
“The Professor,” Girls without Insurance (online)
“Faces” (excerpts), Knock (Fall 2009).
“I Used Your Book” and “The Old Tools,” New Madrid (Summer 2009).
“Statue of Brabo, Market Square, Antwerp,” Borderlands (Summer 2009).
“Coins” (excerpts), The Cold Mountain Review (Spring 2009).
“Paradise, Attained by Touch” (excerpts), Agni Online (Summer/Fall 2009).
“In Praise of Babel,” St. Albans School Writers in Residence anthology (as yet untitled; forthcoming).
Selected poems from “Paradise, Attained by Touch” (a hybrid sequence) in The Weight of Addition (an anthology edited by Randall Watson), Mirabilis Press, 2007.
“Pulp,” “The Neighborhood,” Sentence (Winter 2006 & forthcoming).
“In Praise of Babel,” War, Literature, and the Arts (Fall 2005).
“Coins” (excerpts), Plum Ruby Review (online), Summer 2005.
“Coins” (excerpts), Artful Dodge, Summer 2004.
“The Nursing Home Poem” (excerpts), Small Spiral Notebook, Summer 2003.
“Seven Dimensions” (excerpts), Euphony, Winter 2003.
“Seven Dimensions” (excerpts), The Chicago Review, Spring/Summer 2002.
“Great Transcendent Wisdom,” Artful Dodge, Spring 2002.
“Hitchhike,” Blue Moon Review (online), Spring 2002.
“A Dialogue…” Rough Beasts (CD-Rom anthology), January 2002.
“Reena” and “The Parachutist,” Texas Review, Spring/Summer 2000.
“Durga,” The Prose Poem: An International Journal, 1999.
“North Pole” and “Tenth Avenue,” Columbia, Spring 1999.
“The New Life,” Cape Discovery (an anthology edited by Bruce Smith and Catherine Gammon), Sheep Meadow Press, 1994.
“The Deaf in the Subway” and “Enochville,” Southern Poetry Review, Fall 1993.
“Mother and Child,” Folio, Spring 1993.
“On Lake Kivu” and “The World is Mine,” New Myths/MSS, Fall 1992.
“Hudson Falls,” One Meadway, Spring 1992.
“Maggie,” Southern Poetry Review, Spring 1990.
“Gemara,” The Chattahoochie Review, Winter 1989.
“Bad,” Prairie Schooner, Winter 1989.
“Georgia Lamb,” Southern Poetry Review, Fall 1989.
“Deep in the Heart of Texas: 1940,” Graham House Review, Spring 1989.
“Cafe Primavera” and “The New Life,” Shankpainter, Spring 1989.
“An Interview with Amos Tutuola,” Provincetown Arts, Spring 1989.
“The Nautilus,” Southern Poetry Review, Spring 1989.
“Fifteen Captions,” Another Chicago Magazine, Spring 1989.
“It Snows Here,” The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Winter 1988.
“A Child Caught in the Forked Branch of a Tree,” Southern Humanities Review, Fall 1988.
“Fort Jackson,” Prairie Schooner, Summer, 1988.
“Fort Bragg,” Southern Poetry Review, Spring 1988.
“In Mainz, on the Rhine,” Cutbank, 1987.
“Cape Fear,” New England Review & Breadloaf Quarterly, Summer 1987.
“Major Lewis,” Shankpainter, Spring 1987.
“Right Now,” Provincetown Arts, Summer 1986.
“At Sonnewald,” “Kitty Hawk,” “Venus of Melos,” and “Farm Animals,” Montana Review, 1986.
“Hitchhiking” (excerpt from a “Fayettenam,” a memoir), Drunken Boat (online), Fall 2009.
“The Shaped Life” (review-essay: works of memoir criticism), American Book Review, March/April 2009.
“Fayettenam” (excerpt from a memoir), Prick of the Spindle (online), Winter 2009.
“Paths” (essay), Burning Leaf Review (online), Fall 2005.
“Poets of Ashland University Press.” Panel & Reading, AWP Conference, Baltimore, 2003.
“Paths.” Keynote Address, Johnnie Harris Writers’ Conference, HCC, March 2001.
“‘My Whole Heart in My Eyes’: Vassar Miller” (essay), Gulf Coast, Winter 1999.
“Epic Reality: Contemporary Indian Realities” (review-essay), Art Asia-Pacific, 1998.
“Frank Stella’s Visual Music”(review), Art & Antiques, May 1997.
“Shapeshifting,” a collaborative installation in poetry and sculpture with Welsh artist Paul Bowen, Uchida-Yoko Company, Tokyo, Japan, 1995 (permanent).
Review of Korean artist Keun Byung Yook, Art in America, March 1994.
Introductory essay, “Intimacies of History,” accompanying a selection of poems by six poets in Provincetown Arts, Spring 1992.
“Homo Homini Lupus,” a collaborative installation in poetry and sculpture with Polish artist Dariusz Lipski at the Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts, Spring, 1992.

2006 NISOD Teaching Excellence Award, 2006.
2003 Finalist, Texas Institute of Letters First-Book Award.
2001 Dissertation Fellowship, Creative Writing Program, University of Houston.
2001 Barthelme/Inprint Fellowship for Nonfiction Writing (essay: “Paths”)
1999 Brazos Bookstore/Academy of American Poets Prize.
1989-91 Wallace Stegner Fellowship, Stanford University.
1988-89 Stanley Kunitz Second-Year Writing Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center.
1987-88 St. Albans Fellowship, St. Albans School.

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