Jason King is an assistant professor of English and the Director of Basic Writing at Hardin-Simmons University. He is also an Abilene native and a Hardin-Simmons alum. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from HSU, specializing in literature, and he completed his Ph.D. at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, specializing in Rhetoric and Composition. His dissertation focuses on the emergence and proliferation of autism advocacy in online writing spaces. While at TCU, Dr. King received the Jim Corder Fellowship, the Tate Prize in for Scholarship in Composition Studies, and the TCU Composition Program Teacher of the Year Award (2009). He also served as Production Editor for the journal Composition Studies and as the Assistant Director of the New Media Writing Studio.
At HSU, Dr. King enjoys teaching a wide variety of English courses: he regularly teaches core curriculum courses such Freshman Writing I & II, and World Literature; he teaches Writing Pedagogy, Advanced Grammar & Style, and Linguistics courses for those pursuing teaching certifications; and he teaches other upper-level English electives as well, such as Shakespeare, Literary Theory, and Dystopian Literature. Dr. King is also the faculty sponsor for HSU’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society.