Dr. Roger Jones
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 routinely presents papers at the Popular Culture Association annual conference and serves on textbook editorial boards.
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.
Prof. Lance Hawvermale
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. In 2016, St. Martin’s Press released Hawvermale’s fifth novel, Face Blind, a thriller set in Chile’s Atacama desert.
In addition to English classes, Professor Hawvermale also teaches the college’s Honors courses. He serves as Chair of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts. You may download Professor Hawvermale’s Curriculum Vitae and visit his website.
Prof. Matt Cardin
Professor Matt Cardin is also Ranger College’s Associate Vice President of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness. He is the author and editor of Divinations of the Deep (Ash-Tree Press, 2002), Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories That Speak to Our Deepest Fears (Greenwood, 2017), Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti (Subterranean Press, 2014), and many more. He holds a master’s degree in religious studies from Missouri State University and a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Missouri.
Professor Cardin was nominated for the prestigious World Fantasy Award in 2015. He has been a special guest on multiple radio shows and podcasts to talk about religion, horror, and the paranormal. You may download his Curriculum Vitae and visit his website.
Dr. W. Everett Chesnut
Something of a polymath, Dr. W. Everett Chesnut holds a multidisciplinary doctorate as both a humanities scholar and a social scientist, from the University of Oklahoma. Originally from California, Dr. Chesnut taught for 20 years in Oklahoma before joining Ranger College, where he teaches literature and rhetoric. Over the course of his interesting career, he also has also taught film and gender studies. He is a specialist in folklore and myth.
Dr. Chesnut serves on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s committee for the Field of Study in English curriculum. You may download his Curriculum Vitae.
Dr. Jonathan Villalobos
Dr. Jonathan Villalobos earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Nevada, Reno. He also holds an M.A. in English from Stetson University and a B.A. in English from the University of Central Florida. He is a specialist in post-Civil War American literature, the literature of the American South, horror, environmental literature, and Georgia author Flannery O’Connor.
Dr. Villalobos regularly presents papers at the Society for the Study of Southern Literature and Association for the Study of Literature and Environment conferences. He has chapters in the forthcoming edited collections Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies (LSU Press, 2018) and Appalachian Ecocriticism (West Virginia University Press, 2019). His Curriculum Vitae is available.