Professor Alexander Parsons (Creative Writing) has been selected as one of the winners of the 2010 University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognizes outstanding faculty and teaching assistants/fellows who have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Recipients of the Teaching Excellence Award receive a trophy and a check for $2,000 - $5,000.
Parsons was formerly an editor and freelance writer in New York, Washington D.C., and South America. He is the author of Leaving Disneyland (2001) and Shadows of the Sun (2005).
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