The Big Easy Entertainment Awards has tapped playwright John Biguenet, a professor of Loyola University New Orleans, as the inaugural Theatre Person of the Year.
Melanie McKay has co-authored several texts on technical and business writing, among them, "The Accountant's Guide to Professional Communications."
John Mosier is the author of several books about military history: The Myth of the Great War: A New Military History of World War I, The Blitzkrieg Myth: How Hitler and the Allies Misread the Strategic Realities of World War II, Cross of Iron: The Rise And Fall of the German War Machine, and Grant.
Barbara Ewell has published on various topics: Michael Drayton, Kate Chopin, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, southern literature, Louisiana women writers, and most recently, an anthology, Southern Local Color: Tales of Region, Race and Gender.
Mary McCay trained as an Olympic swimmer, but gave it up because she could not read while swimming. Instead, she earned a B.A. (from Catholic University of America), M.A. (from Boston College), & Ph.D. in English (from Tufts University).
During the Loyola University New Orleans faculty and staff spring convocation on Jan. 23, the University Faculty Senate honored four of its colleagues with prestigious awards.
Andrew Macdonald publishes extensively in the criticism of popular fiction and film. He has written a book on Howard Fast and is co-author of Shapeshifiting and Shaman or Sherlock? He has, with Gina Macdonald, just edited Jane Austen on Screen.
Times-Picayune writes glowing review of Mark Yakich's latest poetry collection: "The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine."
If you see Ben around campus, stop and talk with him about petunias, the weather, the way sunlight strikes a rain puddle, a good haiku, or a peach you just ate that made you remember how to smile.
Kate Adams, Chair of the English Department, has published 15 books.