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Release date: September 4

Dillingham joins Wayland faculty in Division of Languages and Literature

Richard Dillingham has joined the faculty at Wayland Baptist University as instructor in English in the Division of Languages and Literature.Richard Dillingham

Dillingham has been teaching adjunctly for Wayland and is now full-time. Previously, he was managing editor at Paper Preparation Services in Lubbock. He has also been self-employed as a technical writer and worked for Texas Instruments as a technical writer.

In the academic arena, Dillingham has served as a research associate and technical editor in the Civil Engineering department at Texas Tech University, was an instructor in English at Tech and edited the Texas Civil Engineer magazine. He was also an instructor in English at Auburn University, assistant professor of English at Berry College in Georgia and at Reinhardt College in Georgia, where he also served as department chairperson for English and Speech.

Dillingham holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the University of Georgia and has one year of study beyond the master's. He has had many publications and has edited more than 100 publications in his career. He received Outstanding Professor Awards at Texas Tech, Berry College and Reinhardt College.

He has also developed, written and produced educational programs for public-access television and was an instructor in that station's literacy program. He has taught martial arts as well and is an expert in fencing.

Dr. Arch Mayfield, chairperson of the Division of Languages and Literature, said he is glad to have Dillingham aboard full-time.

"We are mutually thrilled to have him here," Mayfield said. "He has already proven himself as a dedicated, productive faculty member, working with us as an adjunct since 1996 and sometimes teaching three to four classes each semester. He has extensive teaching experience in world literature and in writing as well."