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Shay Rahm is a lecturer of English and the publishing director of New Plains Student Publishing at the University of Central Oklahoma. In her role as publishing director of NPSP, she serves as executive editor of New Plains Review, 1890: A Journal of Undergraduate Research, and The Central Dissent: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality. She also chairs "Lit at the Lab" and co-chairs the Sherman Chaddlesone Arts & Letters Lecture Series. Both are annual events hosted by New Plains Student Publishing. Additionally, at UCO, she is the faculty adviser of Golden Key International Honour Society and a faculty mentor for the Native American Success Initiative. 

Rahm’s academic interests include Generation X; twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, with an emphasis on American minority literature; popular culture studies; emerging fiction; digital media; and technical writing.

Rahm is the Generation X Studies Area chair and a member of the Diversity Task Force for the Popular Culture Association (PCA/ACA) and she regularly participates—as an organizer, presenter, and/or panel chair—in other national conferences such as the American Literature Association Annual Conference and the College English Association Annual Conference.

Classes Taught

ENG 1113: English Composition

ENG 1213: English Composition and Research

ENG 1253: Vocabulary Building

ENG 4023/5023: Technical Writing

ENG 4900/5900: Publishing & Editing

CSDY 4900/5900: Publishing & Editing

ENG 4900/5900: Publishing the Literary Journal

ENG 5930:  Publishing Digital Fiction

UNIV 1012: Success Central

UNIV 2012: Success Strategies

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