Margaret Gibson, Professor Emerita and current Poet Laureate for the State of Connecticut, was featured in the Westerly Sun for her work featuring poetry related to nature and the climate crisis statewide.
The article can be found on the Westerly Sun website.
Kerry Carnahan (PhD ’21) has been featured in the Academy of American Poets’ website in their poem-a-day section. Kerry’s poem, [My ancestors are empty words], was featured as the poem of the day for 18 October, 2020.
The feature can be found here.
Dr. Tina Iraca (’16) has been promoted to Associate Professor at the State University of New York Dutchess in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she teaches writing and literature.
Congratulations to Laura Godfrey, who has accepted a position as an Academic Success Coach at Georgia Military College in Augusta, GA. Laura received her Ph.D. this past spring,
Crystal Maldonado, who graduated in 2010 with degrees in English and Journalism, wrote to us to share her good news: her debut young adult novel FAT CHANCE, CHARLIE VEGA, will be released on Feb. 2, 2021 from Penguin Random House.
Congratulations to Matthew Jones (PhD ’20), who has accepted a one-year postdoctoral position at Northeastern University in Boston.
Two of our grads, Emily Cormier and Alex Gatten, have accepted one-year renewable positions at Storrs as Visiting Assistant Professors.
We also welcome Kyle Booten as Assistant Professor at Storrs and Paige Walker as Assistant Professor in Residence at Stamford.
Kaylee Mootz will be working for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion this year as the Supervisor of NACP (Native American Cultural Programs). She has been volunteering with ODI for four years but will now join them in an official capacity.
Two of our graduate students, Arpita Mandal and Patrick Russell, have been offered graduate assistantships with UConn’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in which they will assist in the development of inclusion programs and initiatives.
Pam Bedore ran a workshop for English faculty of all types and graduate students entitled “Using Discussion Boards with Online Teaching. This informal workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, from 1-1:45 was open to everyone and covered the following topics:
- Designing engaging discussion boards
- Grading discussion boards quickly (with rubrics)
- Following up on discussion boards to introduce future materials
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