Renard Doneskey

Renard Doneskey, PhD

Renard Doneskey

Department of English
Professor and Department Chair
21 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

Educator of the Year, Southwestern Adventist University

Certificate of Merit, National Academic Advising Association

Twenty-eight years full-time teaching experience

Writing Program Director, La Sierra University, 1989-1993

Chair, English and Communication Department, La Sierra University, 1993-1996

Honors Program Director, Southwestern Adventist University 1999-2005

Chair, English Department, Southwestern Adventist University 2009-2014

Professor, English Department, Southwestern Adventist University, 1999-present

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."