Lee Gibson


I have been associated with SMU in one way or another my entire life. My father was an SMU student in the 1930s, and I became one myself in 1968. After graduation in 1972, I left for a while to work in radio in Dallas and in Chicago, but I finally came back to SMU to stay in 1988. Since that time, I have worked as a lecturer in the first-year writing program, directed the Writing Center in the A-LEC (18 years), and coedited Criteria: A Journal of First-year Writing (16 years). Although I am now semi-retired, I continue to work in the writing program because I believe it to be the most important course in the university. Also, because it’s fun.

Among my other interests are poetry, cats, and the Rolling Stones.