English Department Welcomes Susan Meyers

Posted by Amanda Kelly on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 3:25 PM PDT

Alumnus Susan Meyers, '99, joins the English Department faculty on July 1. She received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota.

Meyers, a writer and poet, was in the Honors Program and majored in English and minored in sociology. She currently teaches at Oregon State University.

Meyers has published in Calyx, Dogwood, Oregon Humanities Journal, Wilderness House Literary Review, Rosebud Literary Magazine, The Minnesota Review, WomenArts Quarterly Journal, Gender and Education, and Community Literacy Journal. She is currently working on a historical novel about her family's circus, which operated during the early part of the twentieth century, as well as an ethnographic monograph about literacy and migration in the U.S./Mexico context. At SU, She looks forward to applying her interests in global and historical studies to courses in creative writing, literature, and composition.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees. The English Department offers degrees in English literature, film studies, and creative writing.