Pat Heintzelman, M.A.

Instructor of English

Pat Heintzelman

Teaching at Lamar University for twenty-one years, I have seen many changes in students and the educational process. I earned a B.A. in History and an M.A. in English from Lamar University. I have taught freshman composition classes at Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar State College-Port Arthur, and I also gained experience teaching technical writing, professional presentation, humanities, and similar courses.

Eventually, I became interested in the shared governance side of working at a university. I have served on the LU Faculty Senate for most of my years at Lamar University. Since joining Texas Faculty Association in the early 2000s, I have served in every position of leadership in the LU chapter. After serving as vice president for nine years, I am now serving as chapter president. In other faculty advocacy work, I helped to establish and serve as president of the LU chapter of AAUP. I attend and speak at the twice-yearly state meetings and have met and worked with faculty from many other universities. I have served the College of Arts and Sciences at LU by chairing the Dean's Advisory Council for twelve consecutive years. We work on special projects assigned to us by the dean, and we host her awards ceremony every spring. I have also chaired numerous committees at LU and enjoy working with faculty and for faculty interests. 


Office: Maes 47
Phone: (409) 880-7958

Courses Taught

First-Year Composition (ENGL 1301, 1302)
British Literature
World Literature

Professional Experience

Instructor, Lamar University, January 2000-present
Part-Time Instructor, Lamar Language Institute, 2007-2010
Adjunct, Lamar Institute of Technology, 2003-2007
Adjunct, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, 2003-2007


Member of the Lamar University Faculty Senate
Chair Senate Student Success Committee
Chair Senate Ad Hoc Success Committee
Chair Senate Ad Hoc Covid Response Committee
Member Senate Faculty Handbook Committee
Chair Dean's Advisory Council
State President of Texas Faculty Association
President of LU Chapter TFA
Member of National AAUP
Served on Joe J. Fisher Senate Committee
Served on Study Abroad Advisory Committee
Served on Equity Committee
Served on Senate Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Committee
Judged for Pulse Magazine
Chaired Longman Committee
Served on the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities Advisory Committee

Memberships and Certifications

ACUE Effective Teaching Practices, certified 2020
CTLE Online and Hybrid Teaching CertifiedPhi Kappa Phi 1997
Pi Delta Phi 1999
Phi Alpha Theta 1997
Sigma Tau Delta 1998
Alpha Delta Pi Preferred Professor 2005-2006