Gregory Dyer, Ph.D.

Professor, English

Dr. Greg Dyer began teaching at the University of Sioux Falls in 2000, after receiving his M.A. in English from Kansas State University and his Ph.D. in English from the University of North Texas. Among his favorite writers are David Foster Wallace, Wendell Berry and Scott Russell Sanders. He and his wife, Dana, have two children (Tavniah and Canon) and one annoying white labrador retriever (Cody).

Education

  • Ph.D., English (Creative Writing), University of North Texas, 2000
  • M.A., English (Creative Writing), Kansas State University, 1995
  • B.S., Education (Secondary English), Kansas State University, 1990

Courses Taught

  • ENG 200 - Introduction to Literature
  • ENG 208 - Tutoring Writing
  • ENG 222 - American Literature: Survey I
  • ENG 224 - American Literature: Survey II
  • ENG 236 - Up, Up, and Away: The Superhero in Literature
  • ENG 237 - Sport in Literature
  • ENG 301 - Genre Study: The Letter and the Naked Soul
  • ENG 311 - Creative Writing
  • ENG 312 - Creative Writing II
  • ENG 360 - Advanced Composition
  • ENG 368 - Language and Society
  • ENG 395 - Internship in Writing
  • ENG 450 - English Colloquium
  • ENG 490 - Special Topics: iMemoir
  • LAR 111 - Writing and Intellectual Traditions I
  • LAR 112 - Writing and Intellectual Traditions II
  • LAR 211 - University Honors Core I
  • LAR 212 - University Honors Core II
  • SDV 100 - The USF Experience

Professional Memberships

Midwest Writing Centers Association
International Writing Centers Association
Association of Writers & Writing Programs

Expertise

  • Rhetoric & Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • American Literature

Scholarships and Creative Work

Presentations
  • “Twitter-pated at MWCA?” Midwest Writing Centers Association. October 22 – 24, 2009.
  • “Literary Worlds: Reflecting on Writing Center Work Through the Lens of Literary Place.” Midwest Writing Centers Association. Oct. 25 – 27, 2007.
  • “Captivate-ing Stories: Screencasts in Support of Writing Center Discourse.” Midwest Writing Centers Association. Oct. 26 - 28, 2006.
  • “A Small Work We Have to Do: Exploring the Development of Voice.” South Dakota Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference. March 24 – 25, 2006.
  • “Writing Centers in Bloom I: Belletristic Writing and the Writing Center Professional.” International Writing Centers Association and the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. October 20 – 22, 2005.
  • “Writing Centers in Bloom II: Belletristic Writing and the Writing Center Professional.” International Writing Centers Association and the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. October 20 – 22, 2005.
  • “Inheriting the Land.” International Writing Centers Association and the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. October 20 – 22, 2005.
  • “The Perception of Influence: Hypertext and Interactive Literacy Narratives.” National Council of Teachers of English. November 18-23, 2004.
  • “Flash MX in the Pan?: New Media and Writing Center Efficacy.” Midwest Writing Centers Association. November 4-6, 2004.
  • “’so much depends / upon’: One Instructor’s Revision of the Literacy Narrative Through Pursuit of the Image.” Virginia State University Conference on Composition. May 20-21, 2004.
  • “’the spinning swoon of the I Am’: The Via Negativa in Scott Cairns’s ‘The Recovered Midrashim of Rabbi Sab.’” Midwest Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature. March 18-20, 2004.
  • “Wrestling with Authority.” National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing and the Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference. October 25-27, 2002.
  • “Pointing at the Moon: The Ineffable and the Role of the Tutor.” National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing and the Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference. October 25 – 27, 2002.
  • “Hunter of Forms: Postmodern Theology in Geoffrey Hill’s ‘Lachrimae.’” Languaging 2000, March 3-4, 2000.
  • “‘The Allocated Oar’: Authoring Christian Faith in Contemporary Poetry.” Southwest Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, October 6 – 7, 1995.
  • “Creative Writing, Teaching, and the Public Sphere,” The Fourth Annual Cultural Studies Symposium, Kansas State University, March 10, 1995.
  • “To Gain the World and the Soul: The Capacity for Belief in the Poetry of James Wright.” Baylor Literary and Academic Conference, February 24, 1995.
Publications
  • “The Second Day.” Iron Horse Review. Spring 2002.
Electronic Publications
  • “Milkweed to Monarch (Dana’s Song).” Communique. Winter 1999.
  • “Leap.” Communique. Winter 1999.
  • “Under the Rocks.” Communique. Winter 1999.
Exhibitions
  • "Abridged." Poets, Painters, Pavilion. Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science. Sioux Falls, S.D. 2008.
  • "Everything Useful Turns to Symbol." Poets, Painters, Pavilion. Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science. Sioux Falls, S.D. 2009.
  • "Boneyard." Poets, Painters, Pavilion. Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science. Sioux Falls, S.D. 2013.
  • "Quail." Poets, Painters, Pavilion. Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science. Sioux Falls, S.D. 2010.

Service/Volunteer Work

Mentor: Lutheran Social Services
Sunday School Teacher: Oak Hills Baptist Church
YWCA Volleyball Coach
Church Council: Oak Hills Baptist Church

The governing body at Oak Hills Baptist Church.  (2012-2018)

SQUARE: A Readers' Forum

A readers' forum at Oak Hills Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, S.D.  (2003-2014)