Gary D. Swaim


Gary Swaim, educated in the public schools in California, received his A.B. in English from the University of California at Riverside and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from the University of Redlands and Claremont Graduate University in California.  A faculty member in the Master of Liberal Studies Program at S.M.U., Dr.Swaim serves as Faculty Advisor for the Creative Writing concentration and Executive Editor for Pony Express(ions).   A broadly published poet (including two chapbooks), produced playwright, and published writer of short fiction, Dr. Swaim is additionally honored as Minnie Stevens Piper Professor of Excellence for the State of Texas and the 2011 Texas Senior Poet Laureate.