Doni Wilson, PhD

College of Arts and Humanities
English, Communication, Great Texts, and Modern Languages
  • Professor of English
  • Content Expert, ELA & Reading (7-12) (Teacher Certification) with ESL
  • Content Expert, ELA and Reading (4-8) (Teaching Certification) with ESL


  • PhD in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA in History, Baylor University
  • MFA in Creative Writing in progress
  • Jacob V. Javits Scholar

Courses Taught

Masters Level Courses

  • Early American Literature
  • The Jazz Age
  • The Twentieth Century
  • American Romanticism
  • American Realism and Naturalism
  • American Modernism
  • The Last Fifty Years
  • From the French Revolution to the Present
  • American Studies: Literature and Film
  • Business Communication

Undergraduate Courses

  • Composition and Literature
  • Continental Literature
  • Great Texts
  • Surveys of American Literature
  • Writing and Research Across the Disciplines
  • Fin de Siecle Literature
  • Modernism
  • Life Writing
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Special Topics in Poetry, The Novel, Twentieth Century Literature and Women’s Literature
  • African American Literature
  • Multicultural Literature
  • Becoming Modern: The Literature of Downton Abbey
  • Technical Writing
  • Business Communication

Additional Courses

  • Writers in the Schools
  • Creative Writing and College Preparatory Writing
  • Upward Bound, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Lead Administrator and Instruction in College Preparatory writing for first-generation college-bound students


Dr. Wilson has presented and published widely on American Literature on topics ranging from early American novelists to the Transcendentalists to Modernists such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. She is a frequent essayist for The Houston Chronicle, Houstonia Magazine, and The Houston Press, among other publications.

Dr. Wilson sponsors the HCU Alpha Lambda chapter of Alpha Chi, a national honor society that admits juniors and seniors from all academic disciplines.

Dr. Wilson has also chaired the Search Committee for a professor of 18th Century Literature for the Department of Languages here at Houston Christian University.

Dr. Wilson has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Elon University, the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and the University of Saint Thomas.