Kathleen Alcalá (M.F.A. ’85) recently published a collection of essays The Desert Remembers My Name: On Family and Writing (Tucson: U Arizona P, 2007).
James Arthur (M.F.A. ’03) was awarded a two-year Stegner Fellowship to Stanford’s Creative Writing Program.
Krisda Chaemsaithong (Ph.D. ’07) is an assistant professor of English at the University of Houston.
Teagan Decker (Ph.D. ’07) is an assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Arthur Efron (B.A. ’58, Ph.D. ’64) is emeritus professor of English at SUNY-Buffalo. His article “Experiencing Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles : The Issues Raised” appeared in the Hardy Society Journal 3.2 (2007); Experiencing Tess of the D’Urbervilles: A Deweyan Account, was published by Rodopi in 2005.
Joseph Galagan (B.A. ’78) is a counselor and the drama director at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie. In addition, he is the editor and publisher of the literary arts magazine Meadowbrook Way .
Stacy Grooters (Ph.D. ’07) is an assistant professor of English and the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Stonehill College.
Lois Harris (B.A. ’86) published her first children’s book, Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter (Gretna, LA: Pelican, 2007).
Heather Hill-Vasquez (M.A. ’91, Ph.D. ’97) is an associate professor of English and the director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Detroit Mercy.
Aniko Imre (Ph.D. ’01) was awarded the first annual Catharine Stimpson Prize for outstanding feminist scholarship by the University of Chicago Press for her article “Lesbian Nationalism,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 33.2 (2008): 255-82. She is an assistant professor of Critical Studies in the Cinema School of the University of Southern California.
Chelsea Jennings’ (M.F.A. ’08) poem “Landing” is being included in the anthology Best New Poets 2007, published by Meridian Magazine (University of Virginia).
Christine Johnson-Duell (M.F.A. ’95) was awarded a 2007 residency at Hedgebrook on Whidbey Island.
Alissa Karl (Ph.D. ’05) is an assistant professor of English at the State University of New York – Brockport.
Julie Larios’ (M.F.A. ’02) book of poems for children, Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary (Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2006), received the Boston Globe Horn Book Award 2006.
Priscilla Long (M.F.A. ’90) received a 2006 National Magazine Award for her nonfiction essay “Genome Tome: Twenty-Three Ways of Looking at our Ancestors,” American Scholar 74.3 (2005): 28-40.
Michael McColly (M.F.A. ’91) was awarded the 2007 Lambda Literary Award for Best Spiritual Writing for his memoir The After-Death Room: Journey into Spiritual Activism . (New York: Soft Skull Press, 2006).
Deborah Miranda (Ph.D. ’01) is an associate professor of English at Washington and Lee University and recently earned the IAC Visiting Scholars award in Ethnic Studies with the American Indian Studies Center at UCLA.
Amy Reddinger (Ph.D. ’07) is an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin – Marinette.
Brian Richardson (B.A. ’82, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’88) has been awarded the Perkins Prize for the best book on narrative for Unnatural Voices: Extreme Narration in Modern and Contemporary Fiction (Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2006).
Lysa Rivera (Ph.D. ’06) is an assistant professor of English at Western Washington University
Eileen E. Schell (B.A. ’86, M.A. ’88) was appointed the chair and director of the Writing Program at Syracuse in July 2007. She published her third book Rural Literacies (co-authored with Kim Donehower and Charlotte Hogg) with Southern Illinois UP in 2007.
Mitzi Schrag (Ph.D. ’06) is a professor of English at Clark College.
Thom Schramm (M.F.A. ’00) edited Living in Storms: Contemporary Poetry and the Moods of Manic-Depression , an anthology published by Eastern Washington UP in January, 2008.
William Solomon (B.A. ’87) is an associate professor of English at SUNY – Buffalo.
Ann Spiers (B.A. ’68, M.A. ’77) published a collection of poems Long Climb into Grace as part of FootHills Publishing’s Poets on Peace chapbook series.
Riki Thompson (Ph.D. ’07) is an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington – Tacoma.
Cody Walker (Ph.D. ’04, current English acting instructor) was voted Seattle’s Poet Populist for 2007-08.
Molly Wallace (Ph.D. ’06) is an assistant professor of English at Queen’s University.
Caroline Yang (Ph.D. ’07) is a postdoctoral fellow with the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Candace M. Barlow (Carolyn Allen, director)
Krisda Chaemsaithong (Gail Stygall, director)
Teagan Decker (Gail Stygall, director)
Jill Gatlin (Katherine Cummings, director)
Stacy Grooters (Kathleen Blake and Johnnella Butler, co-directors)
Kellie Holzer (Richard Dunn, director)
David Huntsberger (Brian Reed, director)
Kimberly Lamm (Alys Weinbaum and Priscilla Wald, co-directors)
Rebecca Rauve (Henry Staten, director)
Amy Reddinger (Caroline Simpson and Anis Bawarshi, co- directors)
Angela Sucich (John Coldewey, director)
Riki Thompson (Sandra Silberstein, director)
Caroline Yang (Caroline Simpson and Moon-ho Jung, co-directors)
Brian Zindel (Brian Reed, director)
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