University Profile Database

Dr. David Rankin

Email Addresses
david.rankin@msutexas.edu
My Websites
  • English
    Chair and Professor

    Office Location
    Bea Wood Hall 214
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4126
    Fax: (940) 397-4931

    Philosophy
    Chair

    Office Location
    Bea Wood Hall 214
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4126
    Fax: (940) 397-4931

    Humanities
    Chair

    Office Location
    Bea Wood Hall 214
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4126
    Fax: (940) 397-4931
  •   Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Fall 2018 3512 101 Advanced Grammar Bea Wood Hall 226
    Details Fall 2018 1143 L12 Academic Research and Writing Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Spring 2018 5513 201 History of the English Language Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Spring 2018 4513 201 History of the English Language Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Spring 2018 3513 201 Advanced Grammar Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Fall 2017 3513 101 Advanced Grammar Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Fall 2017 1143 L16 Academic Research and Writing Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Spring 2017 4523/5523 201 Introduction to Linguistics Bea Wood Hall 226
    Details Spring 2017 3513 201 Advanced Grammar Bea Wood Hall 226
    Details Fall 2016 3513 101 Advanced Grammar Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Fall 2016 1143 L12 Academic Research and Writing Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Spring 2016 4513 & 5513 201 History of the English Language Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Spring 2016 3513 201 Advanced Grammar Bea Wood Hall 226
    Details Fall 2015 3513 101 Advanced Grammar Bea Wood Hall 226
    Details Fall 2015 1143 L10 Academic Research and Writing Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Spring 2015 3513 201 Advanced Grammar Prothro-Yeager Hall 210
    Details Spring 2015 1123 216 Rhetoric and Composition Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
    Details Fall 2014 5523 101 Introduction to Linguistics Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Fall 2014 4523 101 Introduction to Linguistics Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Fall 2014 3513 101 Advanced Grammar Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
    Details Fall 2014 1123 L11 Rhetoric and Composition Dillard College of Business Administration 338
    Details Spring 2014 3513 201 Advanced Grammar Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    TR  8:00-9:20 a.m.

    Details Spring 2014 1123 217 Rhetoric and Composition Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    TR  11:00-12:20

    Details Fall 2013 3513 001 Advanced Grammar Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
    Details Fall 2013 1113 118 Rhetoric and Composition Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    TR 11:00-12:20

    Details Spring 2013 3513 201 Advanced Grammar Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    8:00-9:20 TR

    Details Spring 2013 1123 216 Rhetoric and Composition Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    TR 11:00-12:20

    Details Spring 2013 1123 216 Rhetoric and Composition Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    TR 11:00-12:20

    Details Fall 2012 3513 101 Advanced Grammar Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    MWF 9:00-9:50

    Details Fall 2012 1123 1H1 Rhetoric and Composition Bea Wood Hall 226

    MWF  11:00-11:50

    Details Spring 2012 4513/5513 201/201 History of the English Language Bea Wood Hall 210

    MW 12:30 - 1:50.

    Details Spring 2012 3513 201 Advanced Grammar Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    MW  8:00 - 9:20 a.m.

    Details Fall 2011 3513 101 Advanced Grammar Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    MWF 9:00-9:50 a.m.

    Details Fall 2011 1113 108 Rhetoric and Composition Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    MWF 11:00-11:50 a.m.

    Details Summer I 2011 6113 301 Advanced Rhetorical Graammar Bea Wood Hall 226

    MTWR 1:00-5:00

    Details Summer I 2011 2113 304 Composition Skills Daniel Building 345

    MTWR  10:10-12:10

    Details Spring 2011 5523 201 Introduction to Linguistics Bea Wood Hall 210

    9:30-10:50  TR

    Details Spring 2011 4523 201 Introduction to Linguistics Bea Wood Hall 210

    9:30-10:50  TR

    Details Spring 2011 3513 201 Advanced Grammar Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

    TR 8:00-9:20

    Details Fall 2010 3723 101 Special Topics: Science Fiction Bea Wood Hall 226

    TR 12:30-1:50

    Details Fall 2010 1113 116 Rhetoric and Composition Dillard College of Business Administration 124

    TR 9:30-10:50

  • Institution Degree Graduation Date
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ph.D. Communication and Rhetoric May 10 1973 12:00AM
    West Virginia University BA English May 15 1967 12:00AM
    West Virginia University MA English May 16 1969 12:00AM
  • Institution Position Start Date End Date
    Winthrop University Associate Professor of English August 1973 May 1992
    Winthrop University Director of Writing August 1973 May 1981
    Winthrop University Professor of English August 1992 May 2009
    Winthrop University Director, Teaching and Learning Center August 2008 June 2009
    Winthrop University Director, Master of Liberal Arts Program January 2001 May 2009
    Winthrop University Interim Associate VP for Graduate Studies January 2006 June 2008
    Midwestern State University Professor and Chair, Department of English July 15, 2009
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    “Teaching Metaphor,” an article in the Journal of College Composition and Communication, October, 1970.

     

    “Grammars and Composition,” a paper presented at the National Conference on College Composition and Communication, Anaheim, CA, March, 1974.

     

    Fundamentals of Fiction, a textbook.  Co-author with Earl J. Wilcox.  Boston, Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1976.

     

    “Syntax and Style in Composition,” a paper presented at the National Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, March, 1977.

     

    “Syntactic Elements of Style,” an article in Language and Style, an international journal, spring, 1979.

     

    The New Grammarsa series of 24 ½-hour television programs for South Carolina Educational Television.  Wrote all scripts and was the on-camera teacher-host for the series.  Series aired in 1979 and again in 1980.

     

    “Linear Expansion and Redundancy in Natural Language and Art,” a paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Computers in the Humanities, North Carolina State University, June 8, 1983.  Co-author J. F. Crook.  Paper also selected for and published in the proceedings.

     

    “Doubleplusungrammatizing the Proles and Us,” a paper presented at the Fourth Annual Conference on the Humanities, Ohio State University, May 4-6, 1984.

     

    “Changes in the Information Theoretical Structure of English,” a paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Computers in the Humanities, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, June 15, 1985.

     

    Fundamentals of Fictiona textbook.  Co-author with Earl J. Wilcox.  Reprinted by University Press of America, August, 1993.

     

    "Lines and Sequences: How the Book Gave Structure to Western Thought and Culture," a paper presented at the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs national conference, Portland, OR,  Oct. 19-20, 2012.

     

    ConSequences: How Analogies Based on Sequences and Lines Shaped Western Thought and Culture, a book on structural parallesl between language and culture.  Proposal, chapter outline, and two chapters submitted to John Wiley and Sons, Inc., March 2014, and to Profile Books (London), June 2014.

     

    "The of Problem," (co-author with Dr. Jeffrey Hood, Dept. of Mathematics, and Kameron Shrum, an MSU math major), a highly interdisciplinary paper combining computer analysis of language, computational linguistics, and historical linguistics to determine whether changing rates of word frequency distributions conform to the Zipf-Mandelbrot Law (in progress).