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Dr. Laura Dubek


Member, Honors Faculty, Graduate Faculty

Ph.D. (2001), University of Iowa; MA (1993), University of Nebraska, Omaha; BA (1990), University of Nebraska, Omaha; First Year at MTSU: 2002

Office: PH 376; Phone/Voice Mail: 904-8156

Dr. Dubek joined the faculty in 2002 and was tenured in 2006. She teaches required courses in literary study, sophomore literature, and freshman writing; survey courses in African American, Southern, Multicultural, and Black Women's literature; and graduate courses in major African American writers. Her teaching for the Great Books Program for Middle Tennessee prisons inspired her most recent publication: "The African American Quest for Freedom and Literacy in The Autobiography of Malcolm X," included in Dr. Philip Phillips's Prison Narratives from Boethius to Zana (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014). Dubek's literary criticism has appeared in African American Review, MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Southern Literary Journal, and Mississippi Quarterly.  She is currently working on an edited collection, Living Legacies: Literary Responses to the Civil Rights Movement.  From 2009-2014, Dubek served as Director of Lower Division, overseeing course redesigns for English 1010 and 1020. In April 2014, she received the Liberal Arts Faculty Award for Student Success. Dubek currently represents the English department on the Faculty Senate and serves on the University Committee for General Education. When she's not in her office, you might find her walking her dog Layla along Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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