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Marilyn 2012

Marilyn Robitaille, Associate Professor of English at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, is Director of International Programs. She promotes Tarleton State University’s globalization endeavors through study abroad and international student services and recruiting. On behalf of Tarleton, she initiates research and exchange agreements with foreign universities, as well as facilitates opportunities for faculty and student programming abroad. She earned her M.A. from the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, and her Ph.D. in English Literature with a Concentration in Rhetoric from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She is co-publication director of Tarleton’s popular student publication Anthology: A Forum for Prose, Poetry, and Visual Arts. She co-founded The Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas with Donna Walker-Nixon in 2003. She writes a weekly movie review for the Stephenville Empire Tribune, a job that she loves because it comes with a free pass to the movies every week and a sometimes press pass at the Cannes Film Festival. She lives on 650 acres with Charles, her handsome husband of forty years. Her son Chaz is a percussion performance major at the University of North Texas. Her daughter Marlow Griggs, a recent graduate of the Texas A & M School of Medicine, is now completing her residency at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

2014 Moumin Quazi bio pic

Moumin Quazi, Associate Professor of English at Tarleton State University, teaches courses in British, Classical, and World Literature, Technical and Creative Writing, Introduction to Literature, and Studies in Modern Fiction, Film, Theory, and Research. He earned his B.F.A. in Radio/Television/Film at Texas Christian University, an M.A. in Biblical Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English at the University of North Texas. He has been editing since 1991 (Grasslands Review, assistant editor, 1991-1992; Quirk, advisor and managing editor, 1999-2004; San Antonio Express-News, guest poetry editor, April-May 2002; New Texas, poetry editor, 2007; South Asian Literary Association Newsletter, editor, 2004-2008; Voices: The San Antonio College Multicultural Journal, founding co-editor, 2003-2011; CCTE Studies, editor, 2002-present; and Series Editor, South Asian Humanities, Arts, and Culture Studies, for Peter Lang Publishers). He is also a writer, with poems, short stories, and articles published in journals such as Concho River Review and South Asian Review. In 2009, he was part of the first faculty exchange between Tarleton State University and Srinagar Garhwal University in India. He served as Interim Director of the Tarleton State Office of Diversity and Inclusion from 2010-2012, and is currently President of the international South Asian Literary Association, the Conference of College Teachers of English, and the Rotary Club International in Stephenville. He is also the Texas liaison to the College English Association. In 2012, he was awarded a Texas A&M University System Student Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence. His poem “Migrant Birds” was published in a Prentice Hall 8th-grade literature textbook. He is presently finishing his first creative writing book, a collection of poetry, fiction, and memoir. Moumin shares a home in Stephenville, with his wife P.J., stepdaughter Hannah, and 11 rescued animals (though he avows that they are the ones who have rescued him).