Dr. Roger Walton Jones received a bachelor's degree from Kenyon College, a master's degree from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University, with a specialty in modern American literature. He serves as Chair of the Division of Humanities and Social/Behavioral Sciences. He routinely presents papers at the Popular Culture Association annual conference.
An expert on Texas writer Larry McMurtry, Dr. Jones is the author of Larry McMurtry and the Victorian Novel, as well as numerous short stories, articles, and book reviews. His Curriculum Vitae is available.
A published novelist, Professor Hawvermale's prose and poetry have won numerous awards, including the Oklahoma Writers' Federation "Poetry Book of the Year." His poems have appeared in Mid-America Review, ByLine, Crosstimbers, and The Same, among others. He holds a master's degree from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. His fourth novel, The Discretionist, was published in July 2014.