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Stacey M. Burleson

Stacey M. Burleson grew up in Houston, Texas, where not surprisingly she still remains. Perhaps it’s the fondness of memories of swimming and skateboarding in the summer. She teaches English, philosophy and humanities at College of the Mainland because she likes to ponder the complexities of free will and reality in her spare time. She likes to travel and has been a part of several study abroad programs affiliated with the college to England, Ireland, Greece, and Italy. 

Her focus is cross-discipline studies and critical thinking. In her spare time, you can find her reading a book about the dystopian universe we currently call life and finding ways to incorporate these ideas into the various disciplines she teaches.


M.A., Humanities, University of Houston–Clear Lake, 2012

Concentration: Philosophy and Art History

M.A., History, University of Houston–Clear Lake, 2005

Concentrations: European History, Reformation, Renaissance

M.A., Literature, University of Houston–Clear Lake, 2001

Concentrations: Creative Writing, American Literature

Thesis: Shaping Distortions

B.A. in English and Anthropology, University of Houston, 1997

Concentrations: Classical Literature, Cultural Anthropology

COM Courses

  • English 1301 – Composition I
  • Humanities 1301 – Introduction to the Humanities I
  • Humanities 1302 – Introduction to the Humanities II
  • English 2307 – Creative Writing
  • English 2341 – Forms of Literature (Post-Apocalyptic Literature and Film)
  • Philosophy 2306 – Ethics
  • Philosophy 1304 – Introduction to the World Religions
  • Philosophy 1301 – Introduction to Philosophy

Teaching Experience

College of the Mainland, 2001-present

English Adjunct Instructor, Montgomery College, Conroe, Texas, Fall 2001–Fall 2002

ELC Tutor, Montgomery College, Conroe, Texas, Fall 2001

Writing Teacher, Patrick Henry Middle School, Houston, Texas, 2000-2001

Professional Highlights


“Off the Coast of Ireland,” “Bad Moon on the Rise,” “Scoundrel,” “Raku.” Marrow, 2008.

“Dominos” and “Off the Coast of Ireland.” Anhedonia, 2008.

“Antagonists.” Anhedonia, 2007.

“I Still Have a lot to Learn,” “Those Left Behind.” Bayousphere, 2007.

“Then There Were.” Bayousphere, 2006.

“Paper doll,” “A Mythopoetic Journey,” and “Shades of Red.” Marrow, 2005.

“The N Word” and “Impressions.” Bayousphere, 2005.

“New Orleans.”  Bayousphere, 2004.

“Pilgrimage.”  Bayousphere, 2003.

“Bennett,” The Blindman’s Rainbow, 2002.

“Loss of Innocence,” Swirl, 2002.

“Comparisons.”  Bayousphere, 2002.

“Pilgrimage.” Poetry Motel, 2001.

“Phases.” Bayousphere, 2000.

“Hope.”  Bayousphere, 1999. (Earned Best in Category, Poetry)

Conference Presentations

“Students Framing Themselves as Critics and Creators: Social/New Media as Sites of Multimodal Learning.” Presentation with Gilchrist White at The Lilly Conference Jan. 5 - Jan. 7 and CCTE, March 2-March 4 in Hurst, Texas.

“The Horror, The Horror: Using Stephen’s King’s Social Issues and Technology in Composition I.”  Presented at TYCA, Houston, Texas, 2011.

“Composition I as the Elephant in the Classroom:  Using Stephen King’s Short Stories and Social Issues.”  Presented at TYCA, Oklahoma City, OK, 2008.

“Then There Were, A Mythopoetic Journey, Raku.” Presented at CCTE, Waco, TX, 2005.