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Rollin A. Lasseter retired in 2003 from the English faculty of the University of Dallas. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University, and attended Yale University as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. His dissertation was on W.B. Yeats. He was Director of the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky, where he received the Great Teacher Award twice. He was given tenure in the English Department at North Carolina State University. He did post-graduate work at the University of Notre Dame, and taught at St. Mary's College, South Bend, Indiana University at South Bend before joining the English faculty in 1992 at the University of Dallas. He designed a program for teaching poetry and composition for high school students which is now used in several private and parochial schools. For several years he taught Latin, Ancient History and Literature, and English Composition at an exemplary secondary school, Trinity School at Greenlawn, which his six children attended. He was Director of Curriculum at an independent Catholic school and continues as a consultant for curriculum. He is currently general editor and primary writer for a series of history textbooks for jr. high and high school students, the Catholic Schools Textbook Project.
Winning Entry: Winterscape
Contest Won: Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse 2007, Honorable Mention
Winning Entry: The Great Secret
Contest Won: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest 2007, Most Highly Commended
Winning Entry: The Bushel
Contest Won: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest 2007, Highly Commended