Pat Heintzelman

Pat Heintzelman

Pat Heintzelman, M.A.
Instructor of English
Office: Maes 47

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 both freshman composition classes at the Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar State College-Port Arthur, 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 TFA 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 not serving as chapter president. In 2020, I was elected as state president of the Texas Faculty Association. 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. 

Courses Taught

  • English Composition 1301 and 1302
  • British Literature
  • World Literature

Professional Experience

  • Lamar Faculty - January 2000-present
  • Certificate for he Association of College and University Educators' Effective Teaching Practices 2020
  • Certificate for CTLE Online and Hybrid Teaching
  • Adjunct Lamar Institute of Technology 2003-2007
  • Adjunct Lamar State College-Port Arthur 2003-2007
  • Part Time Instructor Lamar Language Institute 2007-2010


  • 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

Research and Publications

  • Review of Saving the Big Thicket: From Exploration to Preservation. Published in Review of Texas Books, Vol. XX. Issue 1. Winter, 2005 issue
  • Review of The Amazing Faith of Texas: Common Ground on Higher Ground. Published in Review of Texas Books, Vol. XXII. Issue 1. Winter, 2007 issue

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Kappa Phi 1997
  • Pi Delta Phi 1999
  • Phi Alpha Theta 1997
  • Sigman Tau Delta 1998
  • Alpha Delta Pi Preferred Professor 2005-2006
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers 
    • 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2016
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers Lifetime Award