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English Department Alumni


 

Welcome to the English Department Alumni Page!  We’re glad you’re visiting us virtually and would love to have you visit us in person.  To facilitate a visit, we’ve included travel and parking information here: Directions & Parking

We would love to learn more about you, what you’ve been doing since graduation, and how your experience in the WKU English Department helped you in your life and career, so please complete our ALUMNI SURVEY. If you would be willing to allow us to share your story, we’re in the process of producing alumni profiles for the web to help all alumni keep track of each other and to help prospective and current majors learn about the possibilities of an English major.  Just check the box on the survey if we can share your story.

All best wishes,

Rob Hale

Head of English 

2019 English Department Alumni Gathering

 

To read more about each alumni, click on their name. 

Most Recently Written Profiles

 

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Shanna Ballinger

B.A. English Language & Literature
Class of 2013
Law Clerk, Clagett & Barnett, PLLC; J.D. Candidate, University of Louisville
Written: Spring 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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Morgan Gossett

B.A. English Language & Literature
Class of 2018
Admissions Counselor, Western Kentucky University
Written: Summer 2019

 

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Anthony Gross, M.A.

B.A. Literature
Class of 2014
Online Composition Instructor, University of Louisville; Senior Online Advisor, The Learning House, Inc.
Written: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

anthony gross

Jana Harrison

B.A. Professional Writing
Class of 2014
Commercial Manager, Deliveroo
Written: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

 

jana harrison

Jarred Johnson

B.A. English Language and Literature
Class of 2016
Communications Officer, German Center for Research and Innovation
Written: Summer 2019

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Dr. Leigh Johnson

M.A. English
Class of 2005
Associate Professor of English, Marymount University
Written: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bryson Keltner

B.A. Professional Writing
Class of 2017
International Recruitment & Admissions Counselor, Western Kentucky University
Written: Summer 2019

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Meg Kennedy

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2013
Proposal and Technical Writer, Gordon-Darby
Written: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

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Robert Lucas

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2014
Freelance Copywriter
Written: Spring 2019

 

 

 

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Brittany Moster, M.A.

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2015
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Birmingham
Written: Summer 2019

 

 

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Frank Muller

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2002
Supervisory Copyright Examiner, United States Copyright Office
Written: Spring 2019

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Quinton Owens, M.A.E.

B.A. English
Class of 2013
English Teacher, Apollo Hight School
Written: Summer 2019

 

 

 

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Sam Plappert, M.A.

B.A. English
Class of 2008
Associate Creative Director, Power
Written: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

Quinton Owens, M.A.E.

Clinton Waters

B.A. Creative Writing
Class of 2012
Jr. E-Commerce Specialist, Inked. Influencer Commerce
Written: Summer 2019

 

 

 

Kaitlin Westbrook

Kaitlin Westbrook

B.A. Creative Writing
Class of 2014
Content Specialist, Campaign Monitor
Written: Spring 2019

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Allison Willian, M.B.A.

B.A. English & Allied Language Arts
Class of 1999
Strategic Account Manager, Essilor of America, Inc
Written: Summer 2019

 


 Alphabetical List of Profiles

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Corey Alderdice

B.A., M.A. English Language & Literature
Class of 2004 and 2006
Director, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts
Written: Spring 2019

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Meg All

B.A. English Language and Literature
Class of 2012
Student Chapter Lead & EDI Program Coordinator, SPIE
Written: Spring 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Arnold

Dr. Wayne Arnold

M.A. English Language & Literature
Class of 2007
Associate Professor, University of Kitakyushu
Revised: Summer 2019

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Maggie Austin

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2011
Director of Professional Writing, KirkpatrickPrice
Written: Spring 2019

 

 

 

 

Wayne Arnold

Kari Keech-Babcock

Class of 2011
Administrative Assistant, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
Written: Fall 2015

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Marci Babula

B.A. English, Creative Writing
Class of 2004
Healthcare Editor, Hammock, Inc.
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Kevin Blankenship

B.A. English
Class of 1998
Chief Information Officer, Volunteer State Community College
Revised: Summer 2019

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Mary Boothe

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2014
Judicial Law Clerk, Monroe County Court of Common Pleas
Written: Spring 2018

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Dr. Chet Breaux

M.A. English
Class of 2011
Writing Center Director, Athens State University
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Jennifer Bradbury

M.A. English
Class of 2004
Former High School English Teacher
Young Adult Fiction Author
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Jack Bryant

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2004

Associate Professor & Director of the Cinema, Photography, & Media Arts Program, Ithaca College

Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Haley Cade

B.A. English, Creative Writing
Class of 2013
Director of Enrollment Services, Wiley Education Services
Revised: Summer 2019

Dr. Robert Hale

Carla Carlton

B.A. English
Class of 1988
Director of Development Communications, Bellarmine University
Revised: Summer 2019

 
 
 
 
 
                                                         

Dr. Robert Hale

Thomas Cherry

M.A. English, Literature
Class of 2014
Graduate Assistant and Ph.D. Student, University of Cincinnati
Written: Spring 2018

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Dr. Cindy Childress

B.A. English Language & Literature
Class of 2000
The Expert's Ghostwriter and Founder, Childress Business Communication
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Brandon Colvin

B.A. English, Creative Writing
Class of 2010
Filmmaker & Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Callie Compton

M.A. Rhetoric and Composition
Class of 2016
Business & Document Development, Data Concepts, Inc.
Written: Spring 2018

 

 

 

 

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Michael Croley

B.A. Government, Minor in Writing
Class of 2000
Professor, Denison University
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Craig Dezern

B.A. English
Class of 1986
Vice President of Global Brand Communications, Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Seth Dukes

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2015
Newsroom Coordinator, Mead County Messenger
Revised: Summer 2019

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Morgan Eklund

B.A. English, Creative Writing
Class of 2011
Program Assistant and Registrar, Governor's School for the Arts
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Caleb Ernst

B.A. English & Allied Language Arts
Class of 2010
English Teacher, Elizabethtown High School
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Mara Farmer

B.A. English for Secondary Teachers
Class of 2016
M.L.S. Student, University of Kentucky
English Teacher, George Rogers Clark High School
Written: Spring 2019

 

 

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Shawna Felkins

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2013
Primary Instructor, University of Kentucky
Written: Fall 2016

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Sam Ford

B.A. English, Writing
Class of 2005
Director of Cultural Intelligence, Tiller Press
Written: Spring 2019

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Adriana Funke

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2016
International Rights Director, JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Elizabeth Garrett

M.A. English, Creative Writing
Class of 2010
English Teacher, Dallas County High School
Written: Fall 2016

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

James Robert Garrett, III

M.A. Literature
Class of 2014
High School English Teacher, Breckinridge County High School
Written: Spring 2018

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Hannah Gray

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2016
Transit Grant & Compliance Coordinator, Community Action of Southern Kentucky
Written: Spring 2019

 

 

 

Hannah Gray

Dr. T. Ryan Hall

M.A. English Language & Literature
Class of 2008
President, ESLI, Western Kentucky University
Written: Spring 2018

Dr. Robert Hale

Hilary Harlan

B.A. English, Creative Writing
Class of 2014
Outreach Library Associate, Bexley Public LIbrary; M.L.I.S. Student, Kent State University
Written: Spring 2019

 

 

 

Adam Henze

Adam Henze

B.A. English, Writing
Class of 2006
Ph.D. Candidate & Research Associate, Indiana University
Revised: Summer 2019

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Rachel Hoge

B.A. English, Creative Writing
Class of 2014
MFA Graduate, Editor and Contributing Author
Written: Fall 2017

 

 

 

Adam Henze

Jennifer Howard

B.A. English for Secondary Teachers
Class of 2014
English Teacher, Russellville High School
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Holly Hudnall, M.A.

B.A. English & Allied Language Arts
Class of 2009
Coordinator, The Writing Center, Cecil College
Written: Spring 2019

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Dr. Joseph Hurtgen

M.A. English, Literature
Class of 2006
Science Fiction Author & Critic
Written: Spring 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Hurtgen

Tyler Jackson

B.A. English 
Class of 2010
Technical Writer & Comedian
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Jackson

Seth Johnson

B.A. English, Writing
Class of 2005
Technical Writier, Humana Inc. Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

Seth Johnson

Joshua Johnston

B.A. English, Creative Writing
Class of 2014
Graduate Teaching Assistant and Ph.D. Student, Florida State University
Written: Spring 2019

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Kelly Kamp

B.A. English, Professional Writing Class of 2017
Graphic Design & Communications Specialist, National Association for State Procurement Officials
Revised: Spring 2019

 

Kari Keech-Babcock

Mac Kern

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2013
Information Security Auditor, KirkpatrickPrice
Revised: Spring 2019

 


 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Jesse Knifely

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2009
Coordinator of Technology and Communications, The Center for Gifted Studies
Written: Spring 2019

 

Seth Johnson

Chaz Lively

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2016
Technical Writer, KirkpatrickPrice
Revised: Summer 2019

Chaz Lively

Laura Long

B.A. English, Language & Literature
Class of 2013
Digital Marketing Manager, Nashville Rescue Mission
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

Laura Long

Kellie McDermott

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2016
Training & Documentation Consultant, HealthTech Solutions
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

Kellie McDermott

Cole McDowell

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2016
Roman Catholic Seminarian, Catholic University of America
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

Cole McDowell

Jason Meares

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2006
Attorney
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

Jason Meares

Melissa Messer

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2007
Freelance Art Director
Written: Spring 2016

 

 

 

 

Melissa Messer

Amanda Moore, J.D.

B.A. English
Class of 1997
Director of Online Content & Communities, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Written: Spring 2016

 

 

 

 

Amanda Moore

Matthew Morgan

B.A. English, Language & Literature
Class of 2005
Intelligence Officer, United States Military
Written: Spring 2016

Matthew Morgan

Pamela Napier

B.A. English
Class of 1978
Director of Sponsored Programs, Agnes Scott College
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Jill Owen

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2011
Lecturer, Baylor Unversity
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Anne Padilla

Ed.S., Linguistics & ESL
Class of 1987
Teacher, Bowling Green High School
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

Pamela Napier

Lyndsey Pender, M.A.

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2015
Research & Evaluation Specialist, The Works, Inc.
Written: Spring 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Abby Ponder

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2015
Marketing Specialist, Maury Regional Health
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

Pamela Napier

Tara Regan

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2004
Corporate & Foundation Relations Development Officer, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Brittany Ryan

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2008
Executive Director, Queen Anne Farmers Market
Written: Spring 2018

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Eileen Ryan

B.A. English for Secondary Teachers
Class of 2010
English Teacher, Collins High School
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Conor Scruton

M.A. English Language & Literature
Class of 2017
Ph.D. Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Written: Spring 2018

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Jamie Ogles Slye, M.P.A.

B.A. English Language & Literature
Class of 2010
Director of External Relations, Volunteers of America Mid-States
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Faidra Smith

B.A. English & Allied Language Arts
Class of 1991
Public Information Coordinator, Hilton Head Island
Certified Legal Assistant
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Dr. Samuel Stinson

M.A. English, Literature
Class of 2012
Assistant Professor, Minot State University
Revised: Summer 2019

 

Pamela Napier

Dr. Derick Strode

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2003
Assistant Director of Academic Services, The Gatton Academy
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Shayna Tyree

M.A. English
Class of 2012
English Teacher, Hart County High School
Written: Spring 2018

 

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Sara Volpi

M.A. Rhetoric & Composition
Class of 2012
Kentucky Book Festival Director & Special Projects Coordinator, Kentucky Humanities
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Leslie Watkins

B.A. English, M.A. English
Class of 1986 & 1988
Senior Director of Planned Giving, Western KentuckyUniversity
Written: Spring 2019

 

Seth Johnson

Chantel Wilson

B.A. English, English Literature
Class of 2014
Equal Employment Opportunity & Title IX Assistant, Western Kentucky University
Written: Spring 2019

 

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Dr. Dawn Winters

M.A. English Language & Literature
Class of 2009
English Instructor, ESLi at Western Kentucky University
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Teresa Witcher

M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language
Class of 2014
International Academic Advisor, Iowa State University
Written: Fall 2017

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Shane Wood

B.A. English Literature
Class of 2011
Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern Mississippi

Revised Summer 2019

 

                                                                       

 

Pamela Napier

Skylar Wooden

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2014
Co-founder, Pare and Flourish & Copywriter, Wooden Writes
Revised: Summer 2019

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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