Literature Teacher


Dr. Aaron Rudolph is originally from Las Vegas, New Mexico. Dr. Rudolph has been teaching for eighteen years as both a full time and part time college instructor. He holds a B.A. from New Mexico Highlands University, an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. As a graduate student, Dr, Rudolph studied creative writing and literature. His concentrations were poetry, poetics, Latino/a literature, and Contemporary American Literature. After receiving his doctoral degree, he taught for six years at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. Most recently, he has served as an adjunct instructor at Luna Community College and New Mexico Highlands University.

Dr. Rudolph is the author of three books. His two poetry collections are Sacred Things and The Sombrero Galaxy. He also authored The Bermuda Triangle, a children’s non-fiction book. His poetry is also featured in two anthologies of regional writing, and he has an essay about pay phones titled “Homeline,” forthcoming in an anthology honoring telephone booths. Dr. Rudolph is also the head editor of Cuento Magazine, an online literary journal that features stories and poems of fewer than 100 words.


“I’m extremely excited to start teaching at ECA and to share my passion for writing with all my students. I want every student I teach to see the potential and power of writing, both professionally and personally.”

“Every time I read a new book, I learn different ideas and concepts. It’s extremely rewarding to see my students do the same–gain new insights from what they’ve read. I see how much enjoyment and knowledge they take from reading.”