LETU Literature and Language Arts faculty bring a Christian worldview to the study of language, literature, speaking, and writing. Their mission is to help students master the oral and written communication skills necessary for success in college, career, and life activities. 


Randy Compton

Office: HHH 125
Phone: 903-233-3386

Professor of English

Ph.D., University of North Texas
M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary
M.A., Angelo State University
B.A., Covenant College

Professor of English

Ph.D., Baylor University
M.A., Tarleton State University
B.A., Biola University


Karl Payton

Office: HHH 121
Phone: 903-233-3385

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Ed.D.,Texas A&M University-Commerce
M.A., Western Kentucky University
B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University

Jesse Sharpe

Phone: 903-233-3387

Assistant Professor of English
Director of the Writing Center
Chair, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ph.D., University of St. Andrews
M.S., Drexel University
B.A., Simpson University

LesleyAnne Williams

Office: HHH 126
Phone: 903-233-3383

Assistant Professor of English

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
M.M.S., University of Notre Dame
M.Phil., University of Cambridge
B.A., Baylor University