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ABOUT LESTER FAIGLEY

When I started college, I thought I was going to become an architect, but I wound up majoring in English and teaching middle school English and history. Three years after I received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1976, I joined the faculty of the Department of English at the University of Texas. I hold the Robert Adger Law and Thos. H. Law Professorship in Humanities.

photo of Lester Faigley From 1993-2001 I served as the founding Director of the Department of Rhetoric and Writing and from 1998-2000 as the founding Director of the concentration in Science, Technology, and Society. I also served as the Director of the Undergraduate Writing Center from 2002-2006.