- Joe Camhi, Ph.D., is teaching in the Los Angeles area and marketing a script.
- Matt Dube, Ph.D., received a Fulbright fellowship and lived and studied in the Ukraine in 2001-2002.
- Deany M. Cheramie, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of Composition at Xavier University in New Orleans.
- Marc Donadieu, Ph.D., is teaching at a community college in Portland, Oregon.
- John Fleming, Ph.D., 1994, has accepted a position as Fiction Writer at the University of South Florida.
- Billy Fontenot, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English at Louisiana State University in Eunice, Louisiana.
- Risa Gorelick, Ph.D., is Director of the Conklin Academic
Skills Center at the College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey,
responsible for managing the educational assistance center that
serves over 2000 undergraduate and graduate students. She is currently
as the Chair of the
Research Network Forum
at the Conference
on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) .
- Lana Henry, Ph.D. (2004) is a freelance writer and editor
in Lafayette, Louisiana. Her first book, Passing a Century in the
Atchafalaya Basin, was published
in 2006 and is available at the Lafayette Barnes & Noble. She is currently
at work on a second business/family/community history, Down by
the Riverside: 75 Years of Memories and Fine Cajun Cuisine from
the Family, Friends, and
Staff of Poor Boy's Riverside Inn.
- Rick Hill, Ph.D., is Professor of Writing and Literature at
Point Loma Nazarene University, Coordinator of the Writing major,
and study-abroad specialist. Published two academic books and one
book of poetry, plus numerous poems, essays, short stories, and
articles in magazines and journals.
- Diane Langlois, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of English at
Louisiana State University in Eunice, Louisiana.
- Elsa Rogers, Ph.D., is Program Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at International College in Southwestern Florida.
- Jim and Kathryn Smith are both instructors at the University
of Louisiana at Lafayette.
- Victoria Spaniol, Ph.D., is a member of the graduate faculty of Arkansas State University.
- Mary Alice Trent, Ph.D., is is the Division Chair of Modern
Languages and Literature at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion,
- Both 1997 ULL Ph.D. grads, Stephanie and John
Professors in the Department of Writing and Speech at
the University of Central Arkansas. John was just tenured as
assistant professor of creative writing at the University of
He has published over forty short
stories in literary magazines, including Crazyhorse and the Mid-American
Review and is currently feverishly working on his third novel, Yellow,
set in the south of France, while still shopping his second novel, Burnt
to agents and publishers. Stephanie is a tenured associate professor
and director of the ten-year old Great Bear Writing Project. She
edited the January 2009 special issue of College English, Creative
Writing in the 21st Century, with her frequent collaborator, Dr.
Kelly Ritter. With Dr. Ritter, she has also published Can It Really
Be Taught: Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy (Heinemann
2007) and Teaching Creative Writing to
Undergraduates: A Resource and Guide (forthcoming, Fountainhead)
as well as scholarly essays in numerous edited collections and
journals. She has also recently published personal essays in Knowing
Pains: Women Writer's on Love, Sex and Work in their Forties (as
seen on the Today show, January '09) and in Marguerite Bouvard's
collection, Mothers In All But Name. She has also co-authored
Teaching Creative Writing to Undergraduates and
Can It Really Be Taught? Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy (both
with Kelly Ritter). She also writes a blog on writing and teaching
with a little family life lagniappe thrown in, at www.wordamour.wordpress.com.