Department of English & Humanities

Ms. Diana Lurz

Assistant Professor
Baird Hall, Room 215B
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M.S., English
Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
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
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

  • 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

1972-1975, Faculty
Claremore Public Schools, Claremore OK

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

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]