James Bryan Cornelius holds a master’s degree in English from Texas A&M International University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Texas State University.  Mr. Cornelius defended his graduate thesis on William Faulkner’s Snopes trilogy.  Since that time, he has presented papers at numerous conferences, and his articles have appeared in various academic journals. 

    Mr. Cornelius is a full-time faculty professor of English Composition and Literature for Coastal Bend College at the Beeville campus.  In addition, he serves on numerous scholastic service committees.  He is also a member in excellent standing in the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society as well as the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society.   

    Professor Cornelius’ primary field of research is in 20th Century American fiction.  However, he finds teaching students to successfully compose the college essay to be his most rewarding role.  Professor Cornelius’ personal writing has appeared in several literary reviews, and he recently published a book of short stories titled: The Masters Workshop Collection, which has so far met with favorable reviews by critics.