Clinical Associate Professor , COMM
Office: JO 3.546
Areas of Specialization: Technical and Professional Communication
Communication Studies, including Conflict/Crisis Communication, Cross-Cultural Communication, Public Speaking, Persuasion, Interviewing, Interpersonal Communication, Oral Interpretation, and Readers Theatre
Science Fiction and Poetry writing
Education: Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1990
MA, Texas Tech University, 1979
BA, Texas Tech University, 1976
Basic and Advanced Civil Mediation, Family Mediation and CPS Mediation courses
Maribeth Schlobohm, born in New York and raised in Texas, is an attorney, mediator and a published poet.
Maribeth (Betsy) Schlobohm is a published poet having had her first poem, "Dad, I Love You" accepted for publication in 1999. Since 1999, she has written several poems that have received the Editor's Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry. These award-winning poems include: Salvation, Silent Gift, Dad, I Love You, Dancing Solo, Random Thoughts and The Key. Maribeth's poem, There Is No Way To God, But One was published by Shadow Poetry in the Shadows Ink Chapbook, Series 2, Volume 3.
Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications including: The Best Poems and Poets of 2004, The International Who's Who in Poetry, 2005, The Best Poems and Poets of 2005, The Best Poems and Poets of 2007, Poetry Today, and Mississippi Crow. She has been the guest haikuist for the YaSou! Ezine and has her work currently displayed at The Writing Forum, an internet site for poets. Maribeth is an avid haikuist having written over 150 haiku and senryu.
Other published poems include: Blue, Brown Eyes Pleading, Capturing the Moment, Cedar of Lebanon, Circling the Drain, Dancing With Mercy, Double Rainbow, Floating on Rainbows, Fourth of July (senryu series), He Sits Listening, People Aren't Paper Plates, Read, White and Oh So Blue, Squirrel Seasons, Sun and Moon, Sunrise/Sunset, Sunset/Sunrise, That White Dress, Turning Eighteen and Turning 50.
Maribeth is a member of the Writer's Guild of Texas and the Dallas Screenwriter's Association. Intrigued by science fiction, fantasy, myth and fable since childhood, her current projects include a science fiction novel for the pre-teen/teen audience and spec teleplays for a currently running science fiction television series.