Faculty Profile for Dr. Roger Jones

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Dr. Roger Jones
Professor — English
FH 35
phone: (512) 245-3720

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Born in California 1954. Lived most of my life in Texas. BA and MA from Sam Houston State University (1978, 1980); PhD from Oklahoma State University; taught at Lamar University 1984-87; Lecturer Southwest Texas State University, 1987-1989; Assistant Professor, SWTSU, 1989-1995; Associate Professor, SWTSU/Texas State University, 1995-2008; Professor of English 2008-present.

Teaching Interests

American Literature, Short Story, Creative Writing, Robert Frost, Gary Snyder, Sequence Poetry, Lyric Poetry

Research Interests

Gary Snyder; Japanese poetic forms; American poetry; Pastoral poetry

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Jones, R. D. (2019, June 1). Late Afternoon. Human/Kind Journal. Retrieved from https://www.humankindjournal.org/contrib_roger-jones/issue-16-roger-jones
  • Jones, R. D. (2019, April 5). Fallow. Tiny Words. Retrieved from https://tinywords.com/2019/04/05/fallow/
  • Jones, R. D. (2019, March 1). Butterfly Ranching. Haibun Today. Retrieved from http://www.haibuntoday.com/ht131/H_Jones_Butterfly.html
  • Jones, R. D. (2019, March 1). Shadows, Light. Frogpond. Retrieved from http://www.hsa-haiku.org/frogpond/2019-issue42-1/haibun.html
  • Jones, R. D. (2019, March 1). Book Review of Philip Street by Frances Angela. Haibun Today. Retrieved from http://haibuntoday.com/ht131/A_Angela_Philip.html

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Shapshot Press Haibun E-Chapbook Award, UK, Snapshot Press. July 2012 - November 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas Review Poetry Prize, Texas Review literary journal. January 2008 - August 2008
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Sigma Tau Delta Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, Sigma Tau Delta (Texas State chapter). January 2008 - April 2008
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Pushcart Prize Nominations. 2002
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Pushcart Prize Nominations. 2001

Selected Service Activities

Outstanding English Senior Student Committee
January 31, 2016-Present
Online Course Committee
Advanced Studies Committee
Major/Minor Committee
Graduate Faculty