• Biography

    James Bryan Cornelius 

    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 Wealth, Class, and Status in William Faulkner.  Since that time, he has presented research papers at various academic conferences including: Lamar Bruni Vergara Academic Conference - College of Arts and Sciences - Texas A&M International University - “Influence and Innuendo in David Mamet’s Oleanna” - Third Place – Humanities; International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Conference - San Antonio, TX - “Preponderance and Capitulation in Yankee Invasion: United States Attack on Mexico;” and LBV Academic Conference - COAS - TAMIU - “Derrida on Marx: Communism and Commodity” - Second Place - Humanities.   

    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 groups including: Curriculum Committee; Writing across Disciplines Committee; Academic Integrity Committee; SACS-COC Committee; Assessment Lead for Composition II; and various other hiring and scholarship committees.  He is also, himself, a member in excellent standing in the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society as well as the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society.  

    Mr. Cornelius’ primary field of research is in 20th Century American fiction.  However, he finds teaching students to successfully create the college essay to be his most rewarding assignment.  Mr. Cornelius’ personal writing has appeared in numerous literary reviews and journals, and he recently published a book of short stories titled: The Masters Workshop Collection, which has so far met with favorable reviews by various critics.  Mr. Cornelius served as a judge for the 2018 2nd Annual Bethune & Son short story contest, and he is also a copyeditor for the 2019 Presidio short story collection.  Mr. Cornelius is originally from New Braunfels Texas, and he is the proud parent of three adult daughters.