Elisa Glick

For her leadership on the A&S Diversity Requirement and the Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching, among other accomplishments, Professor Elisa Glick is the recipient of the 2019 Provost’s Faculty Leadership Award, which recognizes faculty who have provided exemplary leadership for the uni

Carol Poster

Carol Poster’s chapbook is out now, and it was blurbed by another talented alum, Gregory Dunne, who says, “Here is a poetry that is elegant and formal in its deft and compelling use of language, in its musicality, economy, and rhythmic virtuosity; a poetry that is welcoming and wise.

Joanna Luloff

While in the PhD program here, Jo published a book of short stories, The Beach at Galle Road: Stories from Sri Lanka (Algonquin Books, 2012), and wrote an early draft of Remind Me Again What Happened, which served as her creative dissertation.

LaTanya McQueen

On November 1st, 2018, program alum LaTanya McQueen read from her newly published essay collection, And It Begins Like This (Black Lawrence Press, 2018), to a packed house in Ellis Library.

Prahlad named Society Fellow

At the recent annual meeting of the American Folklore Society, Professor Prahlad was named a Society Fellow in honor of his outstanding contributions to the study of folklore.

Teresa Milbrodt

Work Opportunities, Teresa’s Milbrodt’s 4th book, is now available through Amazon!

Cassie Donish

Cassie Donish has been awarded the Iowa Poetry Prize for The Year of the Femme. Cassie is currently a doctoral student and is also the author of the poetry collection Beautyberry and the nonfiction chapbook On the Mezzanine.

Ray Ronci

Ray Ronci received MU's most prestigious teaching award, the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. Only five faculty members across campus receive this award each year.


Anand Prahlad has been granted a prestigious Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professorship. Only twenty-five professors have been named to the position since it was established in 1992. Prahlad was the only professor selected by the chancellor this year.