Dr. Ryan Sharp

Dr. Ryan Sharp
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor


Black American Literature
American Literature
Black and Ethnic Studies
Contemporary Poetry
Creative Writing


Carroll Science, room G01B
(254) 710-7396


Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
M.F.A. Pacific University
B.A. Concordia University-Portland

Courses Taught

  • ENG 2304:   American Literature
  • ENG 2310:   American Literary Cultures
  • ENG 3376:   African American Literature
  • ENG 4385:   Contemporary Poetry


Ryan Sharp's areas of interest include contemporary Black American literature and poetics, Black and ethnic studies, and creative writing. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is an assistant professor of English at Baylor University. His poetry, articles, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in several journals including African American Review, Callaloo, Copper Nickel, MELUS, and PANK. His chapbook, my imaginary old man: poems, was published by Finishing Line Press. He is currently completing his first critical book project: a monograph on 21st-century Black poets in the US’s use of persona poetry as a means to construct counternarratives that redress how the archival representations of Blackness.