Academic Deans

COL Lewis Toland


Title: Faculty - English
Department: Humanities
Phone: (575) 624-8192
E-Mail: toland@nmmi.edu
Office: Lea Hall 007

FALL 2014 Schedule
Course IDSecCourse NameHS/JC
ENG 02102English 2AHS
ENG 02104English 2AHS
ENG 02106English 2AHS
ENGL 111321Freshmen Composition I (Area I)JC
ENGL 111323Freshmen Composition I (Area I)JC
Toland, Lewis
Educational Background:

1986-97 Ph.D. in American Literature, University of Kansas
1983-86 Leveling and graduate course in English at Eastern New Mexico Univ.
1976-77 Graduate study at Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City, TN
1974-76 M.A. in Religion, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
1967-71 B.B.A. in General Business, ENMU (Honors in General Business)


Experience:

1999-Present New Mexcio Military Institute in Roswell, NM
1998-99 Adjunct Instructor in English at Eastern New Mexico, Portales, NM
1995-97 Adjunct Instructor in English at Clovis Community College, Clovis, NM
1986-94 Graduate Teaching Assistant in english at the University of Kansas (3 junior courses, 5 sophomore courses, and 2 freshman courses).
Courses taught at NMMI:

College:
Remedial College English
Freshman Comp I
Freshman Comp II
American Lit Survey I
American Lit Survey II
Survey of Western Lit II (European)
Bible as Literature
New Testament Survey
Critical Thinking

High School:
Sophomore English I (summer school)
Sophomore English II (summer school)
Junior English I
Junior English II
Literary Masterpieces (online elective)
British Fantasy: Lewis & Tolkien (online elective)

The University of Kansas
ENG 359 Traditional English Grammar and Usage
ENG 361 Advanced Composition: Critical Writing
ENG 362 Professional Writing: TEchnical Writing
ENG 210 Introduction to Drama
ENG 209 Introduction to Fiction
ENG 203 Special Topics: Frontier Fiction
ENG 203 Special Topics: Fiction of Religious Belief
ENG 102 Freshman Comp
ENG 101 Freshman Comp

Eastern New Mexico University
REL 109 New Testament Survey
ENG 104 Freshman Comp
ENG 102 Freshman Comp
ENG 100 Basic English

Wayland Baptist University (at Cannon AFB and in Clovis, NM as an adjunct)
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 3304 Advanced Grammar


Honors, Awards and Publications:

Dissertation
Bittersweet Texas: a Literary Biography of Elmer Kelton. Charles G. Masinton, Director. Defended: 11 November 1997.

Editor
Guest Editor of Southwestern American Literature (Spring 2002), which is devoted to Elmer Kelton.

Conference Papers:
"After Midnight: No Time for Old Farts," The Western American Literature Convention (26 Oct. 2000) at the University of Oklahoma.
"Following the Letter or the Spirit: Casuistry among Kelton's Lawmen," a paper read to the West TExas Historical Association Convention (1 April 2006), Lubbock, TX.
"Holding the Querencia: Immigrants in Texas." WTHA Convention (30 March 2007), Abilene, TX.
"Ideals Are Far from Home: Ethics in Kelton's Military Fiction," a paper read to the Angelo State University Writers Conference (24 February 2006), San Angelo, TX.
"Let the Gringos Die" a paper read to the West Texas Historical Association Convention (3 April 2009) in Lubbock, TX.
"Racial Tension on the Border," a paper read at the Angelo State University Writers Conference (Feb. 1998), San Angelo, TX.
"Rotten Hay from a Rotten Government," a paper read to the West Texas Historical Association (4 April 2001) at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX.
"Rotten Hay from a Rotten Government," a paper read to the East Texas Historical Association in Nacogdoches (26 Sept. 2001) as the invited panel from WTHA.
"Standing Proud from a Buckskin Line to Jerich's Road," a paper read to the West Texas Historical Association Convention (1 April 2005) at Sul Ross University in Alpine, TX.
We'll Be in the Stew When the Pot Comes to a Boil," a paper read to the West Texas Historical Association Convention (1 April 2002) in Lubbock, TX.
"Things Ain't the Way They S'posed to Be" at Popular Culture Association Convention (11 Feb. 2000) in Albuquerque, NM
"Youngin's Don't Hear So Good" at the Angelo State University Writers Conference (24 February 2000).

Book Reviews:
Rev. of The Buckskin Line, by Elmer Kelton. Western American Literature. Fall 1999 (XIII:2): 64-67.
Rev. of Cloudy in the West, by Elmer Kelton. Texas Books in Review Fall 1997: 12.
Rev. of Cloudy in the West, by Elmer Kelton. Western American Literature (2000)
Rev. of Harris, Fred. Following the Harvest: a Novel. Norman, OK: U of Oklahoma P, 2004. Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Review. July 2006.
Rev. of Honor at Daybreak, by Kelton, Elmer. (SWBV)
Rev. of Jane Gilmore Rushing: A West Texas Writer and Her Work. By Lou Halsell Rodenberger. (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2006. Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Review. July 2006.
Rev. of One Ranger Returns. By H. Joaquin Jackson with James L. Haley. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008. West Texas Historical Association Yearbook. May 2007.
Rev. of Writing on the Wind: An Anthology of West Texas Women Writers. Edited by Lou Rodenberger, Laura Payne Butler, and Jacqueline Kolosov. (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2005. Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Review 2006.

Book Reviews in Southwest Book Views (now defunct) in Santa Fe:
Christmas at the Ranch, by Elmer Kelton (McWhiney Foundation Press, Abilene, TX. Spring 2004 Issue.
Conversations with Texas Writers, Frances Leonard and Romona Cearley, eds. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX. Spring Issue 2006.
DeVoto's West: History, Conservation, and the Public Good, Edward K. Muller, ed. (Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, Athens, OH. Spring Issue 2006.
Friday Night Lights: a Town, a Team, and a Dream. HG. Bissinger. Da Capo Press. Spring 2005 Issue.
Frontier Texas. Robert F. Pace and Donald S. Frazier. State House Press. Autumn 2004 Issue.
Hellcats: the 12th Armored Division in World War II. John C. Ferguson State House Press. Spring 2005 Issue.
Jericho's Road, by Elmer Kelton Forge, Spring 2005 Issue
Jim Courtright of Fort Worth, by Robert K. DeArment TCU Press. Winter 2005 Issue
The Parramore Sketches, by Dock D. Parramore. State House Press. Winter 2005 Issue.
Quincie Bolliver, by Mary King. Texas Tech University press, 2001. Spring 2003 Issue.
Ranger's Trail, by Kelton, Elmer. Forge, 2002 Spring Issue 2006.
Sacrificed at the Alamo, by Richard Bruce Winders. State House Press. Summer 2004 Issue
The Storyteller's Art, by Raphael James Cristy. University of New Mexico Press. Summer 2005 Issue.
Texas and the Mexican War: A History and A Guide,by Charles M. Robinson III. Texas State Historical Association. Autumn 2004 Issue.
The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution: the Bloodiest Decade, 1910-1920, by Charles R. Harris and Louis R. Sadler. University of New Mexico Press. Summer 2005 Issue.
Texas Road Trip, by Bryan Woolley. Texas Christian University Press. Winter 2005 Issue.
Texas Vendetta,
by Elmer Kelton. Forge. Spring 2006 issue.
Western Lives: a Biographical History of the American West, by Richard W. Etulain. University of New Mexico Press. Spring 2006 issue.
Where the River Bends, Richard Haddaway. Southern Methodist University Press, Spring 2003:33-34.
The Wire-Cutters, by Mollie E. Moore Davis. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1997. Spring 2004 issue.


Other:

Memberships:
National Association of Scholars
Texas State Historical Association
West Texas Historical Association

First Presbyterian Church, Dexter, NM Elder
Commissioner to Presbytery
Training Director for Commissioned Lay Pastors
Sunday School Teacher

Interests:
Weight lifting
Precor Cross-Trainer
Reading: biblical studies, theology, church history, southwestern history and literature, American history, military ethics, and Civil War history