Release date: November 26
WBU professor authors textbook companion
After 11 years of teaching at Wayland Baptist University, Dr. Niler Pyeatt should be pretty adept at writing exams for his students. But recently, a nine-month project came to fruition with the publishing of a book of exams for other students.
Pyeatt, professor of history at WBU, authored a companion to the American History textbook Created Equal which contains a test bank for teachers using the text. The book, by Longman Publishing, is designed for college-level courses.
Pyeatt said the task came at the invitation of Longman, for whom he has done pre-publication textbook reviews in the past. After receiving proofs of the textbook, written by a team of authors, he set out to write test questions. He said the project took from the end of 2001 until August 2002. A printed copy of the text bank arrived at Wayland last week.
A graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, Pyeatt also holds a master's degree and a PhD in history from Texas Tech University. He has taught American history for a total of 16 years at the college level.