Title: Author, English Professor
Company: Southwest Texas State University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Prof. Natalie L. Maines Petesch, Ph.D., Author and English Professor at Southwest Texas State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the writing industry.
Drawing upon five decades of professional experience, Dr. Petesch is a prolific author and renowned professor of English who serviced Southwest Texas State University for three years as an assistant professor in the department of English. Prior to this opportunity, she was an assistant professor in the department of English at San Francisco State University from 1961 to 1962, having previously been a special instructor and teaching fellow at the University of Texas at Austin between 1956 and 1960.
Dr. Petesch is distinguished for her plethora of written works, having authored 14 books between 1974 and 2006. Most recently publishing “Stories of the Civil Rights Movement: Selman 1965,” she has also written such works as “The Confessions of Señora Francesca Navarro,” “Justina of Andalusia and Other Stories,” “Flowering Mimosa,” “The Leprosarium” and “After the First Death, There is No Other.”
In recognition of her exceptional contributions to the writing industry, Dr. Petesch has accrued myriad accolades. The recipient of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Award for Outstanding Established Artist in 1991, she also received the Harvey Curtis Webster Award for Best Story in 1989, the Swallow’s Tale Award in 1985, the Louisville Review Fiction Prize in 1978, and the New Letters Supper Prize Book Award in 1978. Likewise, she received the Kanwaw Quarterly Fiction Award and the School of Letters Award for Short Fiction from the University of Iowa in 1974. Dr. Petesch holds a Bachelor of Science from Boston University, a Master of Arts from Brandeis University, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas.
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