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.