Mark Gifford


Office: GSR 1.112K
Phone: (210) 458-8621
Email: Mark Gifford

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I began my college education as a computer science major, but I quickly realized that because of the stressful nature of coding, I was likely to suffer a massive heart attack before I turned thirty. I switched my major to English Literature, and I've never looked back. 

I earned my B.A. in English Literature in 2001 from Baylor University. In 2005, I earned my M.A. in English Literature from The University of Texas at San Antonio. 

Since 2005, I have taught WRC 1013 and WRC 1023 at UTSA. I also serve as the technology coordinator for the Writing Program, and I am the faculty advisor for the Pre-Med Association. Most recently, I developed a discipline specific WRC 1023 course that focuses on science and pseudoscience in the United States. 

I'm the creator and author of the Hyperliterature blog, as well as the creator and author of the podcast Hyperliterature Presents, which can be found on iTunes and at Google Play

Along with Todd Wright, I'm also the co-author of the audiobook When Wade Tried to Save the World and the audio series The Adventures of Heroman, as well as a featured voice actor in both productions. For more information on Heroman, visit our Facebook page. The short film I wrote tited "'Bout Normal / Nothin' Special" won the Platinum Remi Award for Work in Progress at the Houston WorldFest Film Fesvial.

When I'm not grading essays or writing, I enjoy reading books and watching films, running and mountain bike riding, and building massive settlements in Fallout 4.