Curley

Stephen J. Curley

Regents Professor

Department of Liberal Studies (English)

curleys@tamug.edu

+1 (409) 740-4501

  • Named Regents Professor by the Texas A&M University System (the first person named from the TAMUG campus).
  • Won three times the highest teaching excellence awards (based on student ratings) given by Texas A&M University System.
  • Won the two highest faculty awards given by TAMUG: one for teaching, the other for service (the only person to win this award twice).
  • Won the university level-distinguished teaching award given by TAMU-College Station (the first person from the TAMUG campus to receive this award).
  • Chaired, for 15 years, the Department of General Academics, TAMUG.
  • Delivers talks on popular culture related to movies, the sea, and Texas history.
  • Invented and implemented Maritime Studies, the only bachelor of arts degree program at TAMUG.
  • Released a live audio recording “Sea Chanteys & Lore of the Sea.” Featured on Houston CBS TV news & Dallas radio.
  • Received competitive grant awards for more than 16 projects, funded from private, state, and federal sources.
  • Published 4 books; 1 award-winning technical manual; numerous articles & book reviews; 100+ newspaper articles.
Education:

Ph.D., Rice University, Houston, Texas.
B.A., Fordham University, Bronx, New York.

Teaching:

Teaching writing, literature and film at TAMUG (1973-present).

Courses taught:

  • Composition and Rhetoric (ENGL 104)
  • Shakespeare (ENGL 212)
  • The Language of Film (ENGL 251)
  • Science Fiction Present and Past (ENGL 334)
  • Literature of the Sea (ENGL 335)
  • Directed Studies in Joseph Conrad (ENGL 485)
Professional Service:
  • Advisory Board (2002-pres.), Journal of American Culture. Refereeing articles for publication.
  • Area Chair (1999-pres.) of “Sea Literature, History & Culture,” Annual National Joint Conference of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association.
Selected Publications:

Books:

  • Curley, Stephen, The Ship that Would Not Die: USS Queens, SS Excambion, USTS Texas Clipper. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2011.
  • Curley, Stephen, Aggies by the Sea: Texas A&M University at Galveston. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2005.
  • Willett, Donald, and Stephen Curley, eds. Invisible Texans: Women and Minorities in Texas History. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
  • Wetta, Frank, and Stephen Curley, Celluloid Wars: A Guide to Film and the American Experience of War. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992.
  • Curley Stephen, ed., Living on the Edge: Collected Essays on Coastal Texas. Galveston: Texas A&M University at Galveston & Texas Committee for the Humanities, 1989.

Articles (asterisk indicates refereed publication):

  • Curley, Stephen, “Clipper’s Final Journey.” Texas Parks & Wildlife (Sep 2007): 54-59.
  • Curley, Stephen, “English and American [Sea] Drama.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History, ed. John B. Hattendorf. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. 1: 585-87.*
  • Curley, Stephen, “[Sea] Poetry.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History, ed. John B. Hattendorf. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. 3: 306-09.*
  • Curley, Stephen, “Oliver Wendell Holmes” Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes. Ed. Jill B. Gidmark. Westport: Greenwood, 2001. 197-98.*
  • Curley, Stephen, “Wolf Larsen” Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes. Ed. Jill B. Gidmark. Westport: Greenwood, 2001. 480.*
  • Curley, Stephen, “Ballads and Songs of the Erie Canal” Encyclopedia USA, 28 (2001): 41-44.
  • Curley, Stephen, “Searching High and Low for Culture.” Selected for special issue of Texas Journal, Spring/Summer 1999: 54-57. In the journal issue “Celebrating 25 Years of the Public Humanities in Texas.”
  • Curley, Stephen, “The War and Film in the United States and Britain.” World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War’s Aftermath, with General Themes. Ed. Loyd E. Lee. Westport: Greenwood, 1998. 241-54.*
  • Curley, Stephen, and R.C. Keenan, “Richard Henry Dana, Jr.” Encyclopedia USA, 18 (1993):145-48.
  • Curley, Stephen, “Texas Coast in Fiction.” Our Coastal Experience, Ed. W. Wise. Gloucester: Coastal Society 1993. 817-24.
  • Curley, Stephen, “James Fenimore Cooper.” Encyclopedia USA, 16 (1992):27-32.
  • Curley, Stephen, “The Texas Coastal Plan: Analysis of a Failure.” Coastal Management, 18 (1990):1-14.*
  • Curley, Stephen, “War Film Bibliography.” Journal of Popular Film & Television, 18 (1990):72-79.*
  • Curley, Stephen, “Using Work Songs at Sea.” Marine Education, December 1988, 9:5-6.
  • Curley, Stephen, “Managerial Theory and Technical Writing: Get a Job.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 12 (1982):57-67.*
  • Curley, Stephen, “Is the Teaching of Technical Writing Really Relevant?” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 7 (1977):309-24.*