DeRionne Pollard, President of Montgomery College, a multi-campus community college of 60,000 students near Washington, D.C., received an Iowa State B.A. in 1993 and M.A. in 1995, both in English. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Loyola-Chicago and was president of La Positas College in California before going to Montgomery … Continue reading DeRionne Pollard
Shengyu Wang received an M.A. in English in 2008. He completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago writing on “Chinese Enchantment: Reinventing Pu Songling’s Classical Tales in the Realm of World Literature, 1880-1920.” He teaches writing and World Literature at Wentzhou-Kean University, Wenzhou, China.
Sarah Brown Wessling, an Iowa State undergraduate and graduate alumna in English, was named the 2010-2011 National Teacher of the Year. President Obama conferred the honor on Wessling on April 29 in the White House Rose Garden. Considered the nation’s top teaching honor, this award is sponsored by the Chief State School Officers. Wessling was … Continue reading Sarah Brown Wessling, 2010 National Teacher of the Year
Matthew Baker, a PhD graduate in the Rhetoric and Professional Communication program, won the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award earlier this year at the Association for Business Communication’s 83rd Annual International Conference. This award is presented annually to the outstanding dissertation or thesis in the area of business communication written as part of a doctoral program. … Continue reading Matthew Baker, PhD graduate in RPC, wins Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
MFA Alum, Lindsay Tigue receives the 2015 Iowa Poetry Prize for her poetry collection, System of Ghosts, forthcoming from University of Iowa Press in 2016. Lindsay Tigue is the author of System of Ghosts, winner of the 2015 Iowa Poetry Prize and forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in April 2016. She writes poetry and fiction and her work … Continue reading 2014 MFA Alum Lindsay Tigue
English Education 1993 I live in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and I teach English to 8th and 9th graders at Holmes Junior High School there. I earned my M.A.E. in Middle Level Education at the University of Northern Iowa in 1997. A long-time NCTE member, I am currently serving as the President of the Iowa Council … Continue reading Jenny Cameron Paulsen