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William Scott Harkey

Lecturer of English

"A bachelor's degree reveals to employers that you have the ability to learn—to acquire new knowledge and skills. In sum, a degree in any academic field shows that you can do anything you put your mind to."

Degrees Held:

  • M.A. in IDS (concentration in English) – University of Houston-Victoria, 2007
  • B.A. in English – University of Houston-Victoria, 2004

Career Highlights:

Selected Publications:

  • "Alleviating Existential Despair: The Journey from Divinity to Mortality in Byron’s Manfred.’” BlazeVOX. (Spring 2014). Web. 15 May 2014.
  • "Elevator: An Exposition on Identity in Present Tense." Ishaan. (5). Web. July 2014.
  • "The Poetic Work of Mourning: Tennyson's In Memoriam as the Freudian Trauerarbeit.” Literary Yard. Web. January 2015.
  • "Wednesday." Ishaan. (5). Web. July 2014.
  • What am I to History?” Ishaan. (5). Web. July 2014.

Book Reviews:

  • Rev. of Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920, by Michael K.Rosenow.
    WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society.
    Summer 2016. Print
  • Rev. of Leon Trotsky and the Organizational Principles of the Revolutionary Party, by Dianne Feeley, Paul Le Blank, and Thomas Twiss.
    WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society.
    Forthcoming
  • Rev. of The Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950s, by Mariah Adin.
    Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies.
    Summer 2016. Print

Links to share:

https://www.uhv.edu/arts-and-sciences/about/faculty/listing/william-harkey.aspx

In which online bachelor's degree programs do you teach?

B.A. in University Studies

Which classes do you teach in the online?

ENGL 1301 & 1302

What types of projects can students expect in your online courses?

Group discussions, video and audio lectures, written papers, quizzes

What should students take away from your classes? What do they learn?

Students will take away transferrable skills in reading and writing processes, with emphasis on adapting rhetorical strategies for a variety of contexts, particularly for academic audiences.

What advice would you give to those considering an online bachelor's degree program?

Students considering an online bachelor's degree program should understand that online education requires a high level of commitment and time-management skills.

What is the value of a bachelor's degree? What are some of the skills students gain in this program?

A bachelor's degree reveals to employers that you have the ability to learn—to acquire new knowledge and skills. In sum, a degree in any academic field shows that you can do anything you put your mind to.

Why did you start teaching?

I started teaching in order to inspire others to follow their bliss and to always remain curious, seek wisdom and live fully.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

"The Denial of Death" by Ernest Becker

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

I am a world traveler.


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