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Sydow, Tom

English Professor & Co-chairperson of the Liberal Arts Division | Church-McKee Arts Center, Room 208

Thomas Sydow

304-788-6996

Courses Taught: ENGL 101/102: Composition and Rhetoric English 102 Honors ENGL 111: Introduction to Creative Writing ENGL 233: The Short Story ENGL 241/242: American Literature ENGL 258: Popular American Culture HUM 101: Western Civilization HUM 104: Honors Seminar in Humanities Honors 199: Orientation to Honors HORT 293J: Small Scale Grapes and Grains PE 293S: Introduction to Fly Fishing University Service: English Co-Coordinator Advisor to Outdoor Club Advisor to Creative Writing Club Faculty Secretary Advisor for Elementary Education Catamount Success Academy Mentor Chair – Student Conduct Board Division Social Organizer/Host Serve on various committees Publications: Works have appeared in Catalyst, Riprap, City Dialogues, DisOrient, Mosaic, and Connotation Press Research Interests: Fictional Memoir, Flash Fiction, the hypothetical progeny of Carver and Bukowski,; advanced applications of Saccharomyces and Humulus Lupulus; entomology of the Savage River Watershed; The Abnormal Psychology of sibling rivalry

Fun Facts About Yourself : I’m a Leo, but I don’t really act like it; I lived in Buenos Aires Argentina until the second grade; I was a terrible student until I returned to college to finish my degree at thirty years old; I designed and built custom acrylic guitars for poodle-headed rock stars in the mid-1980s; though I’m deathly afraid of heights, I’ve climbed Half Dome in Yosemite twice; I like to build things: houses, furniture, guitars, kayaks, fly rods, ales, stories. I spend my summers crawling up local creeks in search of brook trout; though I lived on the Southern California coast for 20+ years, I have never surfed. Dude.

Conference Proceedings/Presentation: WVACET 2012/2013 – Fiction Presentations 

Book Chapters: Lots of chapters completed (Argentina/Tsitsiqua/Scarecrow), but not the whole book. Yet. 

Faculty Collaborators at Other Colleges/Universities: City Dialogues – a collaborative arts organization featuring faculty from various California Colleges and Universities; ILCEP collaboration with PSC colleague Linda Bane

Grants: Arts Grant – City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs; WVU Libraries Information Literacy Grants