Dr. Ronald J. Boling

Associate Professor of English
B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida.
Discipline: English

Contact information

Office 215 in the Alphin Humanities Building

Dr. Boling is our Shakespeare man. Well, he teaches composition, Introduction to Western Lit, Classical lit, Chaucer, and the Renaissance, too, but his heart is with the Bard. He teaches a sophomore course for general students and a senior seminar for English majors. He's rumored to be looking for ways to teach freshman and junior Shakespeare courses too.

So it's no surprise to learn that Dr. Boling writes a lot about Shakespeare. His essays have appeared in a number of journals, including the Shakespeare Bulletin and in Shakespeare Quarterly, and he recently presented new research at an international conference on Shakespeare held in Palermo, Italy. Dr. Boling is also an editor. He's in charge of the nationally indexed literary journal Philological Review, which publishes two issues a year full of scholarly articles by college and university English and foreign language professors.

Lyon's students named Dr. Boling the 2005 Professor of the Year, citing his dedication to their success and his wonderful wit shown in the classroom and in the office alike.

Dr. Boling advises Lyon's chapter of the national English honor society Sigma Tau Delta. Lyon's chapter publishes the college's magazine of literature and art, Wheelbarrow, and chooses one senior each year to honor with the Sigma Tau Delta Writing Award. Dr. Boling has also been assistant sponsor of Lyon's chapter of Alpha Chi National Scholarship Honor Society, attending its weekly lunch meetings and accompanying students to some of its conventions.

Dr. Boling is a churchman. He has sat on its governing board, and he's a long-time, highly admired adult Sunday School teacher.