Department of English & Humanities

Ms. Diana Lurz

Assistant Professor
Baird Hall, Room 215B
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  • M.S., English
    Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska, 1970
    Master’s Thesis: The Novels of Charles Dickens: an Instrument of Social Reform
  • B.S., Education, English, Religion, Ancient History
    Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
  • Further Study: Oklahoma State University, English Department

Professional Experience

  • 2012-Present, Assistant Professor
  • 2000-2012, Instructor
  • 1998-2000, Director of Distance Education
    • Courses: Composition I & II, Humanities I & II, Foundations of World Languages, Technical Writing, College Experience, Art Appreciation, Introduction to Literature, African American Culture, Nonwestern Humanities, Regional Literature, Special Topics: Jane Austen
  • 1996-1998, Division Director for Liberal Studies Department (Rogers State College)
  • 1975-1996, Faculty (Claremore Junior College)
  • 1972-1975, Adjunct Faculty (Claremore Junior College)
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

  • 1972-1975, Faculty, Claremore Public Schools, Claremore OK

  • 1971-1972, Instructor, English Department
  • 1970-1971, Graduate Assistant, English Department
    Oklahoma State University

Honors & Awards

  • Master Teacher Recognition [seminar in Maine]
  • Nisod Award for Teaching Excellence [medallion]
  • Pixley Award [cash award]
  • Herrington Award [cash award]
  • Outstanding Faculty Award [cherrywood rocking chair]