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

Department Chair, Professor of English

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

Jim Watson

Office: HHH 112
Phone: 903-233-3388

Professor of English

Ed.D., East Texas State University
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
B.A., University of Texas at Arlington
A.A., Alvin Community 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

Arturo Morales

Office: HHH 114
Phone: 903-233-3384

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Ph.D., Mississippi State University
M.A., Mississippi State University
B.B.A., Universidad Panamerica

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