Renard Doneskey

Renard Doneskey, PhD

Department of English
Professor and Department Chair
(817) 202-6265
22 years

Ph.D. English, University of California, Riverside

M.A. English, Andrews University

B.A. English, Southwestern Adventist University

CORE Enrichment: Southwestern Adventist University’s Summer Bridge Program, Journal of Adventist Education, (Summer 2016)

“The Politics of Literacy: The Need for a Developmental Reading Program at a Private Texas University, Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Dallas, TX

“Using WordPress to Improve Student Writing”, Adventist English Association, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

“How Not to Succeed in College,” The Southwesterner Online, Southwestern Adventist University

“Finding a Voice Through Other People’s Voices: Creative Writing Through Imitation”, College English Association, San Antonio, TX

A book chapter entitled, "That Pebble's Watery Echo: The Five Narrators of Absalom, Absalom." in Heir and Prototype: Original and Derived Characterizations in Faulkner. University of Central Arkansas Press, 1987.

College Composition and Communication

Educator of the Year, Southwestern Adventist University

Certificate of Merit, National Academic Advising Association

Dr. Renard Doneskey, along with his family love studying English studies. His wife Jayne teaches composition at SWAU. They are proud parents to their two adult children, Andre and Sasha. He has also worked at Hebei Teachers College in China and La Sierra University in California. Dr. Doneskey enjoys writing and is working on memoir essays. He enjoys reading and usually has two or three books "working" at the same time.

Communication Director, Adventist English Association

Renard Doneskey, Ph.D., once received an interview from the CIA, but more information may only be shared in person. He loves to play the guitar, as well as compose music. Renard often writes music for the dramas he directs at Southwestern.

Outside the classroom, he enjoys watching documentaries on Netflix. Renard describes two documentaries he recently enjoyed as, "First, an excellent series on WWI based on the diaries of 14 people who lived through the war. Second, a documentary about Greenwich Village, New York in the 1960s, and the vast amount of folk music being produced by people in that area."