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Lyon Rathbun

Dr. Lyon Rathbun

Dr. Lyon Rathbun
Assistant Professor



Lyon Rathbun earned a Ph.D. in rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994. His interests include composition, rhetorical studies, and the cultural history of the American Southwest.


Ph.D., Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley, 1994. Dissertation: "The Representation of Mexico and the Transformation of American Political Culture, 1787-1848."
M.A., American History, San Francisco State University, 1981. Master’s Thesis: "Walter Lippmann: The Transformation of his Political Philosophy."
B.A. History, University of California, Berkeley, 1977 (Honors) Honors Thesis: "John Steinbeck: The Story of a Country Man."

CV/VITAE: Rathbun Vitae

Classes Taught:

Composition, freshman through graduate courses; World Literature, Argument and Persuasion, Nineteenth Century American Literature

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Composition, rhetorical studies, and the cultural history of the American Southwest. I am currently serving as the Director of the Sabal Palms Writing Project.

Previous Experience:

Before coming to UTB, I taught at Penn State University, Worthington-Scranton Campus and at Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado.

Office Hours - spring 2012

Monday - Wednesday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Office: MRCS 228
Phone: (956) 882-7956
Fax: (956) 882-8239

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