PhD Alumnae/i News

Matthew Brennan (PhD 1984) published The Poet's Holy Craft: William Gilmore Simms and Romantic Verse Tradition with University of South Carolina Press (2010). He is Professor of English at Indiana State University, Terre Haute.

Terry Castle (PhD 1980) published The Professor and Other Writings (Harper, 2010). She is Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at Stanford University.

Steve Healey (PhD 2009) published his second poetry collection 10 Mississippi (Coffee House Press, 2010). He has joined the faculty in English at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

Margaret Noori (PhD 2001, MA, BA summa cum laude) is Director of the Comprehensive Studies Program and teaches American Indian Literature at the University of Michigan. Her work focuses on the recovery and maintenance of Anishinaabe language and literature. Research includes language proficiency and assessment, and the study of indigenous literary aesthetics. To see and hear current projects visit

John O'Brien (PhD 1995) was appointed president of North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park. O'Brien was formerly academic vice president and chief academic officer at Century College and directed the "Students First" project, a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System initiative to improve student services. He served as acting president at Century College in 2008-09.

William Reichard (PhD 1997) has a new collection of poems Sin Eater with Mid-List Press.

Karen Roggenkamp (PhD 2001) is now co-editor of the academic journal American Periodicals.

Robert Schuler (PhD 1989) published his 15th collection of poems, The Book of Jeweled Visions, with MWPH Books.

Linda Shenk (PhD 2002) published Learned Queen: The Image of Elizabeth I in Politics and Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). She is Assistant Professor of English at Iowa State University, where she has been the recipient of the university-wide Early Achievement in Teaching Award (2008) and the Jerry Shakeshaft Master Teacher in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2008-09).

Janet Sommers (PhD 1995) was named Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northwestern College in St. Paul.

Sarah Wadsworth (PhD 2000) has been awarded the Reese Fellowship for American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas by the Bibliographical Society of America. Wadsworth writes: "The project that the BSA is helping to fund through this fellowship is one I began 15 years ago as a seminar paper for one of Ed Griffin's graduate seminars. It just goes to show that good teaching inspires enduring interests!" She continues as Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University.

Martin Warren (PhD 1995) published "The Quakers as Parrhesiasts: Frank Speech and Plain Speaking as the Fruits of Silence" in the journal Quaker History (Vol. 98, No. 2) and "Wikis in the Classroom: It's the Process, Not the Product" in the fall 2009 Minnesota English Journal. He is Associate Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.



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