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Important Update:

UCO has temporarily shifted most in-person classes to synchronous virtual delivery through Jan. 31. Campus facilities and services will remain open and offer in-person and virtual options. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff who are directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage.

Assistant Dean/Professor

University of Central Oklahoma


Timothy Petete, Ph.D., is a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. He is also Professor of English and Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His areas of specialization include Indigenous literature and contemporary American literature. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literature and undergraduate courses in composition. His literature courses examine social, political, and cultural realities, whereas his composition courses analyze language, technology, and popular culture.

He has facilitated teaching demonstrations and delivered academic lectures at international programs and symposiums in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and the United Kingdom. He also has delivered scholarly presentations at several national conferences, including the Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, the American Literature Association Annual Conference, the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, and the College English Association Annual Conference.

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