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Dean , consultant , English language educator

Martha Luan Brunson-Haynes was American English language educator, dean, consultant. Graduate scholar Texas Technology University, 1963.


Brunson-Haynes, Martha Luan was born on September 29, 1931 in Anna, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William F. and Ann (Leonard) Carter.


Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1952. Master of Arts in History, Texas Technology University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Texas Technology University, 1967.


Teacher Plainview and Lubbock Public Schools, Texas, 1953-1958. Instructor English Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, 1961-1965. From assistant professor to associate professor Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University), San Marcos, 1967-1972, professor, chairperson department, 1972-1983, professor, associate dean School Liberal Arts, 1984—1998.

Retired, 1998

Core faculty National Endowment of the Humanities Institutions: From Tales of the Tongue to Tales of the Pen, 1989, Defining Ethical Citizen, 1992, Text and Context: Ethical Citizenship and the Political Outsider, 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapter to Performance of Literature in Historical Perspectives, 1983.


Board directors Wimberley Indiana School District, Texas, 1990-1993, Hospice San Marcos, 1991-1999, Wimberley Village Library., 1978-1999, president, 1987-1998. Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English, Conference College Teachers English (president 1985), College English Association (president South Center 1985, president Texas 1989), Association Department English (council 1980-1982, president 1982, contributor articles to bulletin), numerous others.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, classical music, reading, writing.


Married Bill R. Brunson, May 29, 1954 (deceased December 1988). Children: James (deceased), John, Elizabeth, Ann. Married R. Kent Haynes, July 14, 2001.

William F. Carter

Ann (Leonard) Carter

Bill R. Brunson

R. Kent Haynes

James Brunson-Haynes (deceased)

John Brunson-Haynes

Elizabeth Brunson-Haynes

Ann Brunson-Haynes