Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Alissa Nephew

Instructor of English



  • M.A. in English (Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy), University of Oklahoma, 2007
  • B.A. English, Oklahoma Christian University, 2004


Critical Pedagogy, Critical Literacy, Classical Rhetoric, Logic and Argumentation



In 2015, Alissa Nephew joined the full-time faculty in the English Department at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. Informed by her M.A. Thesis, entitled Collaboration and Critical Pedagogy in Conservative Classrooms, she has taught English 1113 and 1213, including sections focused on Post-War American Culture. She has also developed and taught Argumentation. She has led OSU-OKC retention efforts by chairing the Liberal Arts Retention Committee.


Before joining as full-time faculty here, Ms. Nephew taught part-time at both OSU-OKC and at Oklahoma Christian University. She also taught English Composition at the University of Oklahoma as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.


In addition to teaching, Ms. Nephew loves to read, run, hike, work out, travel, and play games, especially with her husband and daughter.



  • L.E. Dean Stringer Award for Teaching Excellence (2011)
  • Geraldine Burns Award for Excellence in English Studies (2004)
  • President’s Medal (2004)

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