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Alan Oak

Mr. Alan Oak

Mr. Alan Oak



Alan Oak, Lecturer of English, comes to the English department from the university’s Office of Marketing and Communication, where he was Senior Editor. His responsibilities included editing and writing marketing and public-relations copy, developing and maintaining the university’s style guide, assisting other university departments, and acting as project manager for several large-scale publication projects. His previous experience includes roles in publishing, printing, home schooling and technical communication.

A poet and essayist, Oak has been recently published in Extrapolation, Women Writers, Journal of South Texas English Studies, "Boundless 2010," "Boundless 2011," Writers of the Rio Grande, and "Hope, Change and Obama: A Collection of Essays on an Historic Election." He co-edited "Writing to Be Heard / Escúchame: Voices From the Chicho" with Brenda Nettles Riojas, which was released by Otras Voces Publishing in June 2011.


M.A., The University of Texas at Brownsville
B.A., New York Institute of Technology
A.A.S., El Centro College

CV/VITAE: Oak Vitae

Classes Taught:

English 1301: Composition I
English 1302: Composition II
University College 1101: First Year Seminar

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Oak’s areas of interest include poetry and poetry criticism, editing, feminism and gender studies, and science fiction and fantasy.

Previous Experience:

Refer to curriculum vitae.

Office Hours - Fall 2012

Monday & Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

By Appointment
Office: MRCS 215
Phone: 956-882-8846
Fax: 956-882-8239

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