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Jose Marcelo Garza

Dr. Jose Marcelo Garza

Dr. Jose Marcelo Garza



Jose Marcelo Garza joined the faculty of Texas Southmost College in 1987. He served as chair of the Department of English and Speech at UTB from 1993 to 1999 and as director of the Sabal Palms Writing Project, a local site of the National Writing Project, from 2003 through 2005.

He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, an M.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State University, and B.A. in philosophy from Austin College, in Sherman, Texas. In addition to creative writing, he has teaching specialties in American literature and American culture and criticism.


Ph.D. from The University of Iowa – 1986
M.A. from San Francisco State University - 1965
B.A. from Austin College - 1963

CV/VITAE: Garza Vitae

Classes Taught:

Creative Writing – Graduate Level
Creative Writing – Undergraduate
American Poetry
Survey of American Literature II
Survey of American Literature I
Literary Analysis
Composition II
Composition I
College Writing Skills II
College Writing Skills I

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

American Literature
Creative Writing

Previous Experience:

Four Years Teaching Assistant – University of Iowa
Four Years Satellite Coordinator – Clinton Community College
Four Years Instructor – East Texas State University

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