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Department of English Alumni≈Where are they now?<br />
Nate AntielGraduated 2009  English Literature<br />MPhil in Anglo-Irish Literature         Trinity College Dublin, Ireland...
John BahlerGraduated 2008  English Writing<br />Working toward MA in Creative Writing - Ball State University, Muncie, IN ...
Allison BarlowGraduated 2009  English Education<br />Anglican International School in Jerusalem<br />Teaching English and ...
Catherine BarnettGraduated 2009  English Education <br />Serving as the Young Adult Librarian and Adult and Family Program...
Tara BenderGraduated 2006  English Education<br />Masters in Journalism at Indiana University professional track focusing ...
Elaine CooperGraduated 2005  English Writing<br />				Living in Chicago, Illinois<br />Working as copy editor and proofrea...
Rob MitchellGraduated 2010  English Literature<br />At Taylor University, completed degree    in English Literature and 3 ...
Daniel PlateGraduated 1997  English Literature<br />MFA in poetry, University of Arkansas<br />PhD in American Literature ...
Paige RudolphGraduated 2009  English Education<br />Teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts at Evansville Christian Schoo...
Jenny ShafferGraduated 2008  English Writing<br />Ministering with Operation Mobilization<br />Beginning August 2008: spen...
Sarah ShafferGraduated 2005  English Writing<br />In the Low-residency MFA at Leslie University-Cambridge,Massachusetts wh...
Susan SmarttGraduated 2005  English Literature<br />English tutor for pregnant teenagers, became interested in birthing pr...
Emily Vander WiltTidmoreGraduated 2001  English Literature<br />Graduated from Law School, <br />	University of Virginia, ...
Whitney Vander Wilt Wallace Graduated 2005  English Literature<br />2009 Samaritan’s Purse Program Manager in Myanmar, Bur...
Lana WilsonGraduated 2005  English Writing<br />Reference Librarian – Taylor University Zondervan Library  <br />MLS<br />...
Jordan ZandiGraduated 2007  English Creative Writing<br />Taught English in Spain<br /> began MFA program in poetry Boston...
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Taylor University English Department Alumni

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Taylor University English Department Alumni

  1. 1. Department of English Alumni≈Where are they now?<br />
  2. 2. Nate AntielGraduated 2009 English Literature<br />MPhil in Anglo-Irish Literature Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Oct 2010<br />Trinity School at River Ridge, Eagan, Minnesota – Teaching Hybrid English, History, Philosophy class<br />
  3. 3. John BahlerGraduated 2008 English Writing<br />Working toward MA in Creative Writing - Ball State University, Muncie, IN – “making thousands of dollars” in teaching assistantship<br />Worked 2 years for New Horizons Youth Ministries in Northern Ontario, Dominican Republic and Marion, IN<br />
  4. 4. Allison BarlowGraduated 2009 English Education<br />Anglican International School in Jerusalem<br />Teaching English and Religion to religious Jews, internationals from all over the world, Messianic Jews, and Arabs. <br />“It's a wonderful place to work.”<br />Work visa lasts 5 years…then…<br />Goals: Masters in Religious Studies at Hebrew Univ<br />Return to America for PhD in Comparative Lit<br />
  5. 5. Catherine BarnettGraduated 2009 English Education <br />Serving as the Young Adult Librarian and Adult and Family Programming Coordinator at Chillicothe Public Library<br />Working with an international cooking workshop, two writers groups, a Charlie Chaplin film fest, a world cinema series, and a couple of book clubs.<br />Currently directing Antigonefor a local high school group<br />
  6. 6. Tara BenderGraduated 2006 English Education<br />Masters in Journalism at Indiana University professional track focusing on visual design, feature-style reporting and journalism education<br />“My Taylor English Education major has given me an excellent writing/critical thinking background for… these new academic endeavors.”<br />
  7. 7. Elaine CooperGraduated 2005 English Writing<br /> Living in Chicago, Illinois<br />Working as copy editor and proofreader for McGarry Bowen, NYC-based advertising agency, downtown Chicago office<br />
  8. 8. Rob MitchellGraduated 2010 English Literature<br />At Taylor University, completed degree in English Literature and 3 minors: philosophy, political science and pre-law<br />Attending University of Alabama School of Law for J.D. degree<br />
  9. 9. Daniel PlateGraduated 1997 English Literature<br />MFA in poetry, University of Arkansas<br />PhD in American Literature Washington University St. Louis, Missouri<br />Assistant Professor of English Literature Lindenwood University St. Charles, Missouri<br />
  10. 10. Paige RudolphGraduated 2009 English Education<br />Teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts at Evansville Christian School in Evansville, Indiana<br />While at TU, Basketball NAIA All-American<br />“Seeing how professors at Taylor integrated faith and learning has provided me with a model to do the same.”<br />
  11. 11. Jenny ShafferGraduated 2008 English Writing<br />Ministering with Operation Mobilization<br />Beginning August 2008: spent 19 months onboard OM ship, 10 countries, involved in onshore ministry<br />Beginning March 2010: journalism in OM home office in Germany<br />Beginning January 2011: trekking ministry to villages in Nepal; friendship evangelism in Kathmandu<br />
  12. 12. Sarah ShafferGraduated 2005 English Writing<br />In the Low-residency MFA at Leslie University-Cambridge,Massachusetts while living and working in Atlanta,Georgia<br />Proofreading and tutoring part-time while studying<br />
  13. 13. Susan SmarttGraduated 2005 English Literature<br />English tutor for pregnant teenagers, became interested in birthing programs<br />Birthways, Inc. in Chicago studied postpartum and labor support<br />National College of Midwifery; spent a month at Embangweni Mission Hospital; Malawi, Africa<br />February 2010 passed boards, certified CPM; working as midwife intern in Amish birthing clinic in Wisconsin<br />
  14. 14. Emily Vander WiltTidmoreGraduated 2001 English Literature<br />Graduated from Law School, <br /> University of Virginia, 2004<br />Clerked for a US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals judge<br />Joined Spotswood, Sansom & Sansbury LLC Montgomery, Alabama, 2005<br />Assisted with Age Discrimination case before the US Supreme Court, 2008<br />“Being an English Literature major at TU was one of the best decisions I’ve made…it was superb preparation for a legal career.”<br />
  15. 15. Whitney Vander Wilt Wallace Graduated 2005 English Literature<br />2009 Samaritan’s Purse Program Manager in Myanmar, Burma – initiated a successful Women’s Micro-Finance project<br />2010 Utah Federation for Youth Program Manager, Director of refugee programs for Somali, Burmese and Burundian refugees<br />
  16. 16. Lana WilsonGraduated 2005 English Writing<br />Reference Librarian – Taylor University Zondervan Library <br />MLS<br />Indiana University Dec 2006<br />MA in English Literature <br />University of Indianapolis May 2013<br />“This job is a perfect fit for me. I can’t imagine doing anything else.”<br />
  17. 17. Jordan ZandiGraduated 2007 English Creative Writing<br />Taught English in Spain<br /> began MFA program in poetry Boston University<br />Traveling in Bolivia after being awarded Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, studying Aymara indigenous language as part of MFA program<br />

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