Faculty in the News

News from the Department of English's Faculty

Mamie Hixon and Washington High Innovation Center Students
Mamie Hixon and Washington High's Innovation Center

Mamie Hixon helps Washington High Innovation Center win Follett Challenge

Mamie Hixon and the UWF Writing Lab staff helped Bookter T. Washington High School win the Follett Challenge, a $30,000 National Innovation Award in February 2017.         ‌‌

Jonathan Fink
Jonathan Fink

Jonathan Fink

Wins the 2017 UWF Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Bre Garrett
Dr. Bre Garrett, Kara Griffith, Karen Manning, Hannah Trevino

Dr. Bre Garrett and UWF Graduate Students present at CCCC

Dr. Bre Garrett and three UWF graduate students; Karen Manning, Kara Griffith, and Hannah Trevino presented a panel at the Conference on College Composition and Communication.  The panel title is "Regenerative Pedagogies for FYC: Multimodality, Rhetorical Grammar, Revision, and Reflection." Dr. Garrett presented, "Regenerative Pedagogies: A Programmatic and Pedagogical Manifesto for Collaboration and Change"



Shannon Holst
Shannon Holst

Shannon Holst

Shannon Holst has received the 2016 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award in English, as well as the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award in English and World Languages.

Judy Bennington-Dykes Recognized for Excellence

Judy Bennington-Dykes has received the 2015 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award. Her award will be publicly presented to her at the Honors Convocation on Friday, March 27.

Jason Hogue
Jason Hogue

Jason Hogue to present in International Medieval Congress

Jason Hogue, former adjunct instructor and UWF graduate will be presenting "The Limits of Robin Hood's Liminality: (Sea)Food Culture in Robin Hood's Fishing." This will be in a panel session titled "Robin Hood: Making an Old Legend 'New'" in the International Medieval Congress in Leeds 6-9 July 2015.  


Laura Arguea FFLA Award 2014
Laura Arguea

Laura Arguea Receives Florida Foreign Language Association Award


The Florida Foreign Language Association recognized Laura Arguea for her contributions to the profession. She was one of the recipients of the 2014 Most Valuable Teacher recognition, during the FFLA conference, October, 2014.

Laura Arguea Teaching Award 2014
Laura Arguea

Laura Arguea Receives 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award

Spanish Instructor Laura Arguea Received the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award at UWF's Honors Convocation in April. 

Mamie Hixon United Negro College Fund Award
Mamie Webb Hixon and Lewis Bear Jr.

Mamie Hixon Honored by Pensacola Chapter of UNCF

(from PNJ)  People on the Move: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

United Negro College Fund

Lewis Bear Jr., chairman of the University of West Florida Board of Trustees and president/CEO of the Lewis Bear Company, and Mamie Webb Hixon, assistant professor of English and director of the UWF Writing Lab, were honored by The Greater Pensacola Chapter of the United Negro College Fund during its Inaugural Chairman’s Luncheon.

Both Bear and Hixon received the Champion Award, recognizing their dedication to education, students and the community. The luncheon served as a fundraising event to support scholarships for Pensacola area students who otherwise would not have the financial resources to attend college.

The UNCF Greater Pensacola Chapter was established to create a college-ready culture in Northwest Florida that provides students with support to succeed in college. UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization that supports students through scholarships and other programs.

Bre Garrett

Bre Garrett Published in Peer-Reviewed Journal Computers and Composition

Bre Garrett and co-authors published an article, "Re-inventing Digital Delivery for Multimodal Composing: A Theory and Heuristic for Composition Pedagogy," in the peer-reviewed journal Computers and Composition.

Allen Josephs' New Book Released


World-renowned Hemingway scholar Allen Josephs delivers a masterful consideration of the ritual of the corrida and contemplates the essential tragedy of the corrida's high priests: the toreros. In this informed and heartfelt meditation, Josephs goes well beyond standard literary criticism as he ponders such eternal themes as sacrifice, heroism and hero-worship, and the core cultural, spiritual and philosophical underpinnings of the traditional bullfight.

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Rus Phelps

Congradulations to Rus Phelps for recieving the 2013, Distinguished Teaching Award.