Andrew Vassar

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Dr Andrew Vassar

vassar@nsuok.edu

  • Professor
    Humanities

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    FA 306
    (918) 444-2728

Bio

Dr. Andrew Vassar grew up in Chandler, Oklahoma, and went on to the University of Tulsa. He was lucky enough to spend his Junior Year Abroad at Homerton College, Cambridge, England, earning degrees in Art History and English with a minor in Philosophy. He earned his Masters at the University of Oklahoma and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas.

Education:

  • Ph D,English ,University of Arkansas,,2003
  • MA,English,University of Oklahoma,,1994
  • BA,English and Art History,University of Tulsa,Cum laude,1991
American literature, Native American Literature, Asian Studies.
Dr. Vassar's early academic career focused in American Literature, with a focus on Native American Literature, especially Theater. In more recent years, he has become more of generalist, teaching classes as diverse as Philosophy, Comparative Religion, and Global Humanities.

Presentations:

  • A Lesson Before Dying - Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma! Crime and Punishment - Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, Taft, Oklahoma - April 2018
  • A Lesson Before Dying - Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma! Crime and Punishment - Mabel Bassett Correctional Center McLoud, OK - November 2018
  • Bartleby the Scrivener - Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma! Working to Survive, Surviving to Work - Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, Taft, Oklahoma - May 2019
  • On the Road, Jack Kerouac - Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma! Journey Stories - Cimmaron Correctional Center - February 2020

Courses Taught:

  • COMPARATIVE RELIGION - REL 2553 - Fall 2020
  • MODERN CULTURES - HUM 2223 - Spring 2020
  • ANCIENT CULTURES - HUM 2113 - Fall 2019
  • INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY - PHIL 1013 - Spring 2019
  • INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY - PHIL 1013 - Fall 2017