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Important Update:

The UCO campus is closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July. Operations will resume Monday, July 6.

Campus buildings reopened to the public effective July 1. Services are available virtually or by appointment only. Visitors should reach out to individual departments regarding appointments. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. To learn more about current operations, view the university's summer reopening plan

Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma


Timothy Petete, Ph.D., is an associate professor of English and director of the Literature (M.A.) program. His areas of specialization include Native American 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 scholarly presentations at several academic 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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