Loyd Harold Hilton, Ph.D.



Dr. Richard D. Howe, “Loyd Harold Hilton, Ph.D.,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 19, 2024, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/48026.

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Loyd Harold Hilton, Ph.D.


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Professor Emeritus of English Loyd Harold Hilton (April 15, 1927-) earned his B.A. degree in English at Wayland College, Plainview, Texas, in 1953 and his M.A. degree in English at Texas Technological University, Lubbock, in 1957. In 1961, he completed his Ph.D. degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He served at Wayland College as instructor from 1957 to 1959 and as assistant professor from 1961 to 1964. He was assistant and associate professor at Stetson University, Deland, Florida, from 1964 to 1969 and came to Appalachian State University in 1969. While at Appalachian State, Hilton served as professor and chair of the English department for twenty-four years. He chaired the Appalachian graduate faculty from 1972 to 1973 and served as a University of North Carolina Faculty Assembly delegate from 1984 to 1986 and from 1988 to 1992. He has also chaired the advisory council to the bookstore (1982-92), the dean of arts and sciences search committee (1983-84), and the Appalachian Journal advisory board (1972-92). Hilton's professional affiliations include the Association of Departments of English, the Modern Language Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. His publications and presentations include "The Time-Haunted World of Catch 22," "Wit and Humor in the Writings of John Keats," and "Fads and Popular Trends of the English Romantic Period." Hilton was granted emeritus status on June 15, 1992. Sources: Appalachian State University files. -Dr. Richard D. Howe

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