Reginald Dyck | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Reginald Dyck, Ph.D.

    Professor of English

    Reginald Dyck

    Renner Hall

    (614) 236-6427

    • Biography

      Dr. Reginald Dyck's research is closely connected to his teaching. His published essays on Louise Erdrich, Simon Ortiz, Willa Cather, William Faulkner and Greg Sarris have either had their origin in the classroom or have directly shaped his teaching of their works.

      Although Dr. Dyck's involvement with Western American literature stretches back to his years in graduate school, his work in co-editing the critical anthology Crisscrossing Borders in Literature of the American West inspired him to reconsider the field as a whole and to engage new trends in its scholarship.

      As part of his service to the University, Dr. Dyck is the liaison between the English and Education departments. Having taught at the junior-high and high school levels before completing graduate school, he values Capital University's work to prepare future secondary school teachers. Dr. Dyck also serves as chair of the College Curriculum Committee. 


    • Publications

      Crisscrossing Borders in Literature of the American West.
      Lead co-editor with Cheli Reutter. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

      “Making Distinctions: Economic and Cultural Capital in Willa Cather’s The Professor's House.” College Literature. 42.3 (Summer 2015): 365-84. Afterward. Grand Avenue. By Greg Sarris. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press: 2015. 205-30.

      “The Economic Education of Samson Occom.” Studies in American Indian Literatures. Special Issue: “Indigenous New England.” 24.3 (Fall 2012): 3-25.

      “Pedro Gaspar González’s A Mayan Life: Three Audiences, Three Strategies for Revitalization.” Latin American Indian Literatures 27.2 (Fall 2011) (2013**): 162-180.

    • Degrees Earned

      University of Washington, English, Ph.D., 1990.
      University of Nebraska at Omaha, English, MA, 1979.
      University of Nebraska at Omaha, English and Humanities, BS in Education, 1977.

    • Classes

      Native American Literature
      Contemporary American Fiction
      19th Century American Fiction
      Hemingway and Faulkner
      Latin American Literature in Translation
      Harlem Renaissance
      Senior Seminar

      Global Awareness