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Elizabeth Vidaurri

Ms. Elizabeth Vidaurri  

Ms. Elizabeth Vidaurri
Associate Master Technical Instructor



Since joining the English Department in 1981, Elizabeth Gill Vidaurri has specialized in Composition I and II, and she has the distinction of twice earning the highest pass rate and retention rate for the 1301 blind departmental finals. From 2007 to 2013, in addition to teaching composition, she was Dual Enrollment English Composition Coordinator, overseeing and mentoring eighteen instructors from seven school districts. Her most recent publication is “Buena Vida” in Journal of South Texas English Studies (Summer 2013).

She has a Master of Arts in English from Pan American University and thirty post-graduate hours in English and education administration. Her scholarly interests include composition pedagogy, praxis, rhetoric, classical and medieval literature, creative writing and creative non-fiction. 


Master of Arts in English from Pan American University in 1981

Certification in English in 1978

Bachelor of Science in Education: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Certificate

and Minor in Art from Pan American University in 1974

CV/VITAE: Vidaurri Vitae

Classes Taught:

Composition 1301 and 1302

English Writing Skills 0320 and 0321

World Literature 2332 and 2333

Medieval Literature 3301

Eighteenth Century British Authors 3304

Major British Authors 3309

Special Topics: the Short Story 4300

Creative Writing 4322 and 4323

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:


Composition Pedagogy



Creative Writing, Creative Non-fiction

English Composition Dual Enrollment

Previous Experience:

2004-1989 English Composition Dual Enrollment Instructor, UTB-TSC/Point Isabel ISD

1999: ElderThursdays: Creative Non-fiction and Autobiography, Adult Continuing Ed.      

1985-1984: Graduate Instructor, Department of English, Pan American University

1981-1979: English Teacher, Gladys Porter High, Brownsville ISD

1981-1980: Lead ESL Instructor, Adult Continuing Education, Brownsville ISD 

1980-1978: Advanced and Intermediate Grammar and Writing, Adult Continuing Ed,  

        Brownsville ISD

1978-1974: Kindergarten Instructor, Russell Elementary, Brownsville ISD

1974-1972: Substitute English Teacher, Brownsville High School, Brownsville ISD

Office Hours-spring 2014

MWF: 9-10, TT 8:25-9:25 a.m.

Other hours by appointment

Office: Sabal Hall (formerly UBCB) 2.410

Office Phone: 956-882-8844

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