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David Horsley Bio
David T. Horsley

David T. Horsley


Office: Classroom Center, CC325-E
Email: dhorsley@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2480

Professional Profile

Horsley joined the faculty in 2005.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University, his Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. and his Master of Arts degree from West Texas A&M University.  Before coming to WTAMU, he taught for 10 years at Amarillo College.

Teaching and Related Service

Horsley's specialty is freshman composition: English 1301 and 1302.  He was interim director of the University Writing Center, then outreach coordinator for the Writing Center.

Research and Creative Activity

Horsley has published three books: two collections of personal essays, "Into the Wind" and "Listen to the Wind" and a novel, "Conquistador," which was awarded first prize in western fiction by the Austin Writer's League.  He is currently working on two additional manuscripts.

Personal Sketch

Horsley was born in Missouri and raised in Kansas.  He is married with two college-age children.  In addition to teaching, he is an ordained minister and served as staff chaplain for a large hospital in Houston.  For fun he renovates old houses, hikes the canyon, listens to music (all types), sings in the choir, works in the garden and reads.