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Mimosa Stephenson

Dr. Mimosa Stephenson

Dr. Mimosa Stephenson



Mimosa Stephenson grew up in Edinburg, Texas, and graduated from Pan American College with majors in English and social science before earning M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English from Texas Technological College in Lubbock, which she attended with a National Defense Fellowship. Her dissertation topic was “Style in Selected Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough.”

After completing her degrees, she spent two years teaching at Hong Kong Baptist College as a missionary journeyman for the Southern Baptist Convention. Then she taught at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, for six years before joining the faculty of the Brownsville Center of Pan American University, which opened in the fall of 1973. That upper-level branch later joined with Texas Southmost College to become The University of Texas at Brownsville.

She has published thirty-nine articles, presented forty-four papers, and reviewed numerous books. In 1992 she was one of the recipients of the Chancellor’s Outstanding Teaching Award of The University of Texas System, in 1996 and 2006 was listed in whose Who among America’s Teachers, and in 2004 received the NISOD Excellence Award in Teaching. She spent the 2000-2001 academic year under a Fulbright Grant at Xiamen University in the People’s Republic of China.

With Teresa Gibson, she hosted the 2005 annual meeting of the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature.

For more than twenty years, she has been the sponsor of the Alpha Chi Chapter on campus.


Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1965
M.A., Texas Tech University, 1963
B. A., Pan American College, 1961

CV/VITAE: Stephenson Vitae

Classes Taught:

ENGL 2332, World Literature I
ENGL 2333, World Literature II
ENGL 3309, Major British Authors
ENGL 3312, American Literature Before 1865
ENGL 3313, American Literature After 1865
ENGL 4301, Shakespeare
ENGL 6301, Shakespeare
ENGL 6303, The Bible as Literature
ENGL 6312, Milton
ENGL 6362, The Victorian Period
ENGL 6363, The 20th-Century English Novel
ENGL 6372, Hawthorne and Melville
ENGL 6374, 19th-Century American Women Writers

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

The Victorian Period

Previous Experience:

William Jewell College, Associate Professor of English, 1967-73
Hong Kong Baptist College, Lecturer and Chair of the Foreign Languages Department, 1965-67

Office Hours - spring 2012

Monday - Wednesday - Friday
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday (in ITEC)
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office: MRCS 206
Phone: (956) 882-8840
Fax: (956) 882-8239

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