Professor of English

Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Philosophy 
Henderson State University     Box 7601
Arkadelphia, Arkansas  71999-0001
 Phone:  870.230.5272
 E-mail:  beggsm@hsu.edu 
 URL:  www.marckbeggs.com

Education

Publications

Administration

Teaching

Professor Henderson State University:  July 2005 - present
Associate Professor:  Henderson State University:  July 1999-July 2005
Honors College:  1998-2002; 2003- present
Assistant Professor: Henderson State University: January 1997- July 1999
Instructor:      Excelsior College:  2000-present
Arkansas Governor's School (summer): 1996, '97, '98
Henderson State University: 1996
University of Arkansas at Little Rock: 1992-96 / 1987-1988
University of Central Arkansas: 1992-96  (Honors College, 1996)
University of Denver: 1988-91

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Composition
  • Contemporary Irish Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Freshman Composition
  • Logic and Argument
  • Masters of Western Literature
  • Modern African Literature
  • Nobel Prize Winners
  • Non-Western Literature
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Technical Writing
  • Truth, Order, & Beauty

Editing

  • Arkansas Literary Forum, founder and poetry editor:  1999-2008 

  • Academic Forum, editor:  1997-2002

  • Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference Proceedings Journal:  1998-99

  • WORDS:  The Arkansas Literary Society Anthology:  1996, '97, '98  

  • Crazyhorse, Assistant Poetry Editor:  1983-88 / 1994-99  

  • Denver Quarterly, Managing Editor:  1988-91  

Webpage Development

Academic Affiliations

Honors
  • Faculty Excellence Award in Scholarly Activity (HSU), 2003
  • Faculty Excellence Award in Service (HSU), 2001
  • Friend of WORDS Award, 1999  
  • Multimedia Curricula Development Grant (HSU), 1998  
  • Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry ($5000), 1997  
  • Little Rock Free Press Open Competition in Poetry 1994, '95, '97, '98, 01  
  • UALR Writer's Network Poetry Discovery Award, 1995  
  • Academy of American Poets Prize (honorable mention), 1991  
  • Pushcart Prize in Poetry (nomination), 1990, 1996  
  • University of Denver Teaching/Editing Fellowship, 1988-91  
  • Intro  Award (Associated Writers & Poets), 1984  
  • UALR Women's Studies Minor Degree  
  • UALR Gladys Brown Award (academic), 1984  
  • UALR Alma K. Dougherty Award (creative writing), 1984  
  • UALR Richard Stanley Cooper Literary Award (creative writing), 1983  
  • Chester H. Jones National Poetry Competition (honorable mention), 1983  

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