Friends and Alumni/ae of Marquette EnglishBecome a fan of FAME (Friends and Alumni of Marquette English)


The Friends and Alumni/ae of Marquette English is dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of reading and writing as a crucial element in Marquette University’s mission of excellence, leadership, faith and service. FAME is committed to enhancing the high quality of education in literature, language and writing offered by the Marquette Department of English and ensuring its future excellence. In the spirit of Jesuit hospitality, FAME seeks to support a community of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni/ae and friends through public readings, speakers, social occasions, and community service, and to reach out to wider audiences.





Wednesday, April 25

4:00 p.m.

Weasler Auditorium

reception to follow in AMU Henke Lounge/Lunda Room

This show, which has been performed locally and will be featured in the American Players Theatre 2012 schedule, is Jim DeVita's adaptation of Sir Ian McKellan's script "Acting Shakespeare." It blends together the story of Shakespeare's life and soliloquies, and DeVita's own story of how the works of Shakespeare led him from working on fishing boats off of Long Island to a career on the stage. 



April 29, 5-7 PM, Raynor Library Conference Center

Proceeds go to support "What You Will, a partnership of performers in education."

R.S.V.P. and questions to



Story corner

book swap

Members of the Marquette neighborhood flooded into the AMU carrying gently used books to swap. Guests were encouraged to take home half as many books as they donated, which left over 1,000 books at the end of the afternoon! These books, and the donations FAME collected, were given to two local agencies which promote literacy and learning:CrossTrainers Academy (part of the Milwaukee Rescue Mission) and Sojourner Family Peace Center. All of the English faculty and graduate and undergraduate students who helped run the event were thrilled with the success of the Book Swap!

    • Americana and Folk singer-songwriter, Marquette alumnus, (and Dr. McCabe’s      

    nephew, no less) took a break from his popular touring to treat us to an    

    evening of his critically-acclaimed music

    • Free and Open to the Public. 

    • Freewill Offerings Accepted

    • Tuesday, Nov. 16, 7:00 in the Weasler Auditorium

2010 Events:



book swapbook swap



[Alumni/ae: Please let the English Department know how you are doing.  Contact Wendy Walsh with any updates on your career or announcements you would like to share with your fellow alums.]

Holly Burgess (MA, 2018) entered the PhD program at Marquette.

Erin McNulty (MA, 2018) entered the PhD program at Purdue.

Peter Spaulding (MA, 2018) entered the PhD program at Marquette.

Madeline Harris (BA, 2018) is the senior digital content editor at Rewards 21

Ellen Neiers (BA, 2018) is the public relations and marketing coordinator at Capture Sports Marketing

Hannah Barr (MA, 2017) is the Assistant Engagement Director in University Advancement at Marquette University

Megan Knowles (BA, 2017) is a staff writer at Beckers Healthcare

Klacee Pitts (BA, 2017) is an AR specialist at USA Today Network

Michael Keller (PhD, 2016) is an assistant professor at Quincy University in Illinois.

Bridget Kapler (PhD, 2016) is a technical editor at Johnson Controls.

Emily Bryant-Mundschau (MA, 2016) is the Academic Programs Coordinator at Marquette University.

Lindsay Emanuel (MA, 2016) is an editor/proofreader at Scribendi Editing & Proofreading.

Braden Krien (MA, 2016) entered the PhD program at the University of Iowa.

John Manley
(MA, 2016) is an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Lisa Bonvissuto
(BA, 2016) is an editorial assistant at St. Martin's Press.

Claire Nowak (BA, 2016) is the Readers Digest Digital Editorial Assistant.

Christopher O'Reilly (BA, 2016) is a staff writer at Famous Birthdays

Steven Hackbarth
(PhD, 2015) Assistant Professor at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Therese Novotny (PhD, 2015) is an adjunct instructor at Marquette University.

William Storm
(PhD, 2015) is an assistant professor at Eastern Illinois University.

Margaret Briggs-Dineen (MA, 2015) is the project coordinator for NGO Pearls for teen girls.

Wendy Fall (MA, 2015) entered the PhD program at Marquette University.

Christine Gill (MA, 2015) teaches English at St. Joseph's High School.

Eric Kennedy
(MA, 2015) entered the PhD program at Louisiana State University.

Danielle Klein (MA, 2015) received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Spain.

Laura Linder-Scholer
(MA, 2015) is the sexual violence prevention educator at Macalaster College.

Alyssa McGrath (MA, 2015) entered the PhD program at Ball State University.

Michael Stock (MA, 2015) is an English Language Specialist at Carroll College in Wisconsin.

Alexa Hackfort (BA, 2015) is a copywriter at Direct Supply

Martin Ordinans (BA, 2015) is an assistant director of Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C.

Daniel Burke (PhD, 2014) is a visiting assistant professor at Loyola University in Chicago.

Kathleen Burt (PhD, 2014) is an assistant professor at Middle Georgia State University

Ian DeJong (MA, 2014) is a Writing Center Consultant at Concordia University in Wisconsin.

Kimberly Singleton (MA, 2014) is an Office Specialist at Arizona State University.

Sarah Thompson (MA, 2014) entered the PhD program in English at the University
of South Carolina.

Elizabeth Wawrzyniak (MA, 2014) works as a librarian at Marquette University.

Rebecca Ratterman (BA, 2014) is an editorial and marketing assistant at Edible Milwaukee

Ryley Stone (BA, 2014) is an account executive at Brooksource

Carly Anger (Ph.D., 2013) is a Career Coordinator at Aspire and Adjunct Instructor, Writing Center Specialist at Harper College.

Karen Ann Galbraith (Ph.D., 2013) works as an independent marketing and web communications consultant.

Stephanie Stella (Ph.D., 2013) is an adjunct instructor at John Cabot University.

Marc Diefenderfer (MA, 2013) entered the PhD program at Purdue University.

Joanna Pfahler (MA, 2013) is a Content Marketing Specialist at MSI Data.

Megan Swanson (MA, 2013) is a Business Development Manager at Pearson and MBA candidate at the University of St. Thomas

Taylor Behnke (BA, 2013) is the Associate Director of Marketing at United Way of Dane County

Kevin Griffiths (BA, 2013) is a Content Writer at Zywave.

Sarah Babcock (PhD, 2012) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.

Magdalen McKinley (PhD, 2012) is an Assistant Professor at William Rainey Harper College in Illinois.

Jarrod Hurlbert (PhD, 2012) - Adjunct faculty at Boise State University

Mark Kelley (MA, 2012) is Managing Editor at Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies and working on his PhD at the University of California, San Diego.

David Klonne (MA, 2012) is a District Manager at Cook Medical Inc.

Lydia Jo Eichner (BA, 2012) is a Content Strategist at Laughlin Constable.

Kayla White (BA, 2012) is a Communications Coordinator at Harris Marketing.

Kelsey Squire (PhD, 2011) is an Assistant Professor at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio.

Eric Dunnum (PhD, 2011) is an Assistant Professor at Campbell University in North Carolina.

Andrew Czachowski (MA, 2011) is the Director of Marketing at Proline Fiber Optics.

Nicholas Moeller (BA, 2011) is an attorney in IL Appellate Court, First District

Kimberly Sheffield (BA, 2011) is a copywriter at the Escape Pod.

Dawn Freese (MA, 2010) is an English instructor at UW-Platteville.

Emily Blanchard (MA, 2010) is an Editor at American Appraisal Associates.

Bridget Morrissey (BA, 2010) is a technical writer at Jeron Electronic Systems.

Aaron Wegrzyn is an Associate at Foley & Lardner LLP

Received Doctorate Degrees:

May 2018
Jeffrey Thomas Lorino
Sunil Macwan, S.J.
Adrianne Wojcik

August 2018
Tyler Monson
Sareene Proodian

January 2016
Michael Keller

May 2016
Bryan Gast
Bridget Kapler
Katy Leedy

January 2015
Steven Hackbarth
William M. Storm

May 2015
Matthew Henningsen
Bonnie McLean
Therese Novotny

May 2014
Emily Blaser
Kathleen Burt
Shaunna Wilkinson

August 2014
Daniel Burke

January 2013

Karen Ann Galbraith
Paul Wakeman

May 2013

Carly Anger
David Harden

August 2013

Stephanie Stella

May 2012

Brandon Chitwood
Jarrod Hurlburt
Susan Muse
Sarah Nestor
Rebecca Parker-Fedewa

August 2012

Magdalen McKinley

January 2011

Daniel Bergen
Colleen Fenno

May 2011

Eric Dunnum
Michelle Felix
Denna Iammarino
John Malloy
Kelsey Squire

August 2011

Joshua Steffey

January 2009

Tenille Nowak

May 2009

Martin Brick

August 2009

Mary Willenbring

January 2008
Tenille Nowak

May 2008

Marcia Eppich-Harris
Megan Muthupandiyan
Dana Edwards Prodoehl
Mark Zunac





English Department

Marquette University, Marquette Hall 115 (campus map)
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7179
Visit our contact page for more information.