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.

Jennifer Maritza McCauley

Jennifer Maritza McCauley has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in Creative Writing for 2018. Jennifer is currently a doctoral student, and her poetry collection Scar On/Scar Off was recently published by Stalking Horse Press. 

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Just announced, Noah Heringman has been awarded an NEH Scholarly Editions Grant!

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Professor Noah Heringman has been awarded the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity.