Dr. Colin Charlton

Professor & Department Chair

Department of Writing & Language Studies

College of Liberal Arts

Colin Charlton is Professor and Chair of the Department of Writing & Language Studies at UTRGV, where he leads an innovative and diverse group of faculty and students working on language acquisition, linguistics, rhetoric, translation and interpreting, and writing. He is engaged in a variety of teaching projects with university and high school partners, and he’s dedicated to creating and fostering learning experiences that have a long-lasting impact on the connections we create among people and ideas. His recent pedagogical work includes contributing to a Center for Teaching Excellence workshop series on peer observation and working with an interdisciplinary UTRGV team to create a new Vaqueros Innovator Program curriculum for first-year college students without prior college hours and demonstrated college readiness. In 2015, he received the UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, primarily for his work with first-year writing students and faculty to develop successful teaching strategies for threshold writing concepts and transfer. When he’s not working with students or teachers, you’ll find him inventing and designing in the kitchen or on a canvas.