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Lisa Riggs

Associate Professor of English and Literature

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Lisa Riggs

Dr. Lisa Riggs attended OKWU as an undergraduate student, and the experience had a profound impact on her Christian faith. Since then, she’s made it her mission to integrate that Christian faith with her passion for literature and seeks to make the same impact on her students that her own professors made on her.

Riggs received her B.A. from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and her M.A. and Ph.D. both from the University of Tulsa.

“I would like my students to recognize the value literature has in humanizing us and making us better humans: making us more empathetic and giving them some life experience without them having to go through all the struggle and the error and the failure.”


English Capstone Course

African American Literature

Native American Literature

Introduction to Literature

Creative Writing: Poetry

Creative Writing: Fiction/Non-Fiction

Christian Classics

Introduction to Critical Theory

Honors English Composition

American Literature I and II

Major American Novels

English Composition I and II


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