Hopper, Kippra D. 1961-

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Hopper, Kippra D. 1961-

(Kippie Hopper)


Born July 25, 1961, in Amarillo, TX; daughter of Jerry (a produce inspector) and Linda (a hairdresser) Hopper. Education: Texas Tech University, B.A., 1983, M.A., 1987. Politics: "Democrat." Hobbies and other interests: Photography, camping.


Office—Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 42022, Lubbock, TX 79409-2022. E-mail— [email protected].


The University Daily, Lubbock, TX, editor/ reporter/copy editor, 1979-85; Plainview Daily Herald, Plainview, TX, reporter, 1984; Texas Tech University, Lubbock, teaching assistant, 1984-85; Mary Nell Mathis Campaign, Lubbock, campaign coordinator, 1985-86; president, University Research Magazine Association, 1996-2002; Lubbock Rape Crisis Center, member of board of directors, 1987- 2002, and secretary, 1999-2002; Texas Tech University, Lubbock, associate director of publications/senior editor; and editor of VISTAS research magazine, 1990-2002.


University Research Magazine Association (president, 1996-2002), Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (sponsor, Students for Environmental Awareness, 1999-2002).


Grant, Helen Jones Foundation, 1996, for A Meditation of Fire: The Art of James C. Watkins; grant, CH Foundation, 1996, for A Meditation of Fire; juried show, International Cultural Center, 2001, for selected photographs; Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Grand Gold, 2001, for VISTAS.


(With Mark Mamawal) A Meditation of Fire: The Art of James C. Watkins, Texas Tech University Press (Lubbock, TX), 1999.

A Woman's Journey Into Leaves of Grass, VISTAS: Texas Tech Research (Lubbock, TX), 2001.

The Books of Abraham, VISTAS: Texas Tech Research (Lubbock, TX), 2002.


Kippra D. Hopper told CA: "There is a saying that ‘art saves lives,’ and this has proven true in my life. I find joy and beauty when I look at the world through artful eyes, and thus I have developed an interest in writing about those artists I encounter and connect with. My passion is photography of the land."

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