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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 


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

Most Recently Written Profiles

 

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

Chet Breaux

M.A. English
Class of 2011
Director of the Digital Writing Studio, Florida International University
Written: Spring 2018

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

Callie Compton

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

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Adriana Funke

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2016
Foreign Rights Assistant, JABerwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Written: Spring 2018

 

 

 

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

Dr. T. Ryan Hall

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

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Rachel Hoge

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

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Jennifer Howard

B.A. English for Secondary Teachers
Class of 2014
English Teacher, Russellville High School
Written: Spring 2018

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Skylar Wooden

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2014
Co-founder and Managing Editor, Pare and Flourish
Written: Spring 2018

 


 Alphabetical List of Profiles

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Dr. Wayne Arnold

M.A. English Language & Literature
Class of 2007
Associate Professor, University of Kitakyushu
Written: Spring 2017

 

 

 

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
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

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
Screenwriting Assistant Professor, Ithaca College

Professional Screenwriter, Silent Giant Productions

Written: Fall 2015

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Haley Cade

B.A. English, Creative Writing
Class of 2013
Articulation and Transfer Coordinator, Western Kentucky University
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Carla Carlton

B.A. English
Class of 1988
Director of Development Communications, Bellarmine University
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Dr. Cindy Childress

B.A. English Language & Literature
Class of 2000
President, The American Association of Malaysia
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

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Brandon Colvin

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

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Michael Croley

B.A. Government, Minor in Writing
Class of 2000
Professor, Denison University
Written: Spring 2016

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Craig Dezern

B.A. English
Class of 1986
Vice President of Brand Communications, Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Written: Spring 2016

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Seth Dukes

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2015
Editor, Ohio County Times-News
Written: Fall 2016

 

 

 

 

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
Written: Spring 2016

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Shawna Felkins

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

Dr. Robert Hale

Elizabeth Garrett

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

 

 

 

Hannah Gray

Hannah Gray

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

 

 

 

Adam Henze

Adam Henze

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2006
Communication Professor & Assistant Director of Forensics, Indiana University
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

Joseph Hurtgen

Joseph Hurtgen

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

 

 

 

Tyler Jackson

Tyler Jackson

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

 

 

 

 

Seth Johnson

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 2009
Graphic Production Assistant, Candlewick Press
Written: Spring 2016

 

 

 

 

Kari Keech-Babcock

Kari Keech-Babcock

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2011
Administrative Assistant, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Hale

Mac Kern

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2013
Information Security Auditor, KirkpatrickPrice
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

 

Chaz Lively

Chaz Lively

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2016
Technical Writer, KirkpatrickPrice
Written: Fall 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Long

Laura Long

B.A. English, Language & Literature
Class of 2013
Digital Marketing Manager, Nashville Rescue Mission
Written: Spring 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Kellie McDermott

Kellie McDermott

B.A. English, Professional Writing
Class of 2016
Technical Writer, Piramal Pharma Solutions
Written: Spring 2017

 

 

 

 

Cole McDowell

Cole McDowell

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2016
Master of Arts Candidate, University of Notre Dame
Written: Spring 2018

 

 

 

 

Jason Meares

Jason Meares

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2006
Associate Attorney
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

 

Melissa Messer

Melissa Messer

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

 

 

 

 

Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore

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

 

 

 

 

Matthew Morgan

Matthew Morgan

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

 

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Pamela Napier

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

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Ogles

Jamie Ogles

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2010
Project Manager, AmeriCorps
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Jill Owen

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2011
Associate Professor, Indiana University
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Anne Padilla

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

 

 

 

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

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

Samuel Stinson

M.A. English, Literature
Class of 2012
Ph.D. Candidate and Assistant Director of Composition, Ohio University
Written: Spring 2018

 

 

Pamela Napier

Derick Strode

B.A. English, Literature
Class of 2003
Assistant Director of Academic Services, The Gatton Academy
Written: Fall 2015

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Shayna Tyree

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

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Sara Volpi

M.A. Rhetoric & Composition
Class of 2012
Literary Outreach Coordinator & Southern Kentucky Book Fest Coordinator, WKU Libraries
Written: Spring 2018

 

 

 

Pamela Napier

Dr. Dawn Winters

M.A. English Language & Literature
Class of 2009
Senior Director of Academics, ESLi at Western Kentucky University
Written: Spring 2018

 

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
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas
Written: Spring 2018

 

 

 

 

 


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