Stephen J. Curley

CurleyStephen Curley is Regents Professor (English) and an award-winning teacher of literature, writing, and film at Texas A&M University at Galveston. He received his B.A. from Fordham University in New York and his Ph.D. from Rice University in Houston.

He received the two highest awards given by the Galveston campus, one for teaching, the other for overall achievement. He is also the first person from the Galveston campus to have won the highest teaching award given by the College Station campus, and the first to be named Regents Professor by the Texas A&M University System. He is the author of numerous articles. His books include Celluloid Wars: A Research Guide to American War Film; Invisible Texans: Women and Minorities in Texas History; Aggies by the Sea; and The Ship that Would Not Die.

He has been the recipient of numerous grants for public programs in Galveston on such subjects as the Texas coast, the U.S. Bill of Rights, popular culture, the American Civil War, and the Great Depression. He has released a recording of sea chanteys and often speaks about movies and sea-related topics.