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May 22, 2008

Suzanne Bunkers, Distinguished Faculty Scholar

Suzanne Bunkers, is Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Minnesota State Mankato.

I have had the pleasure of trading a few emails with Prof. Bunkers over the last several years. I have always been impressed with her willingness to share her knowledge so freely. I credit her and her books (for a complete list of her book length works) Diaries of Girls and Women: A Midwestern American Sample (editor) and Inscribing the Daily: Critical Essays on Women's Diaries (edited with Cynthia Huff) as the original matches that light my fire to look at adolescents diary blogs.

I am extremely pleased for Suzanne. Congratulations, I can't wait to see what you do next!

Press Release:

Mankato, Minn. – Suzanne Bunkers was recently honored as a newly appointed Distinguished Faculty Scholar.

She will hold the title of Distinguished Faculty Scholar for the duration of their tenure at Minnesota State Mankato. The new award honors faculty members who have distinguished themselves as outstanding scholars, and whose scholarship has earned national or international recognition.

Award recipients must be tenured professors with at least eight years of service at Minnesota State Mankato. They must have accumulated a substantial body of scholarly work, and they must exemplify the highest standards of scholarship. This year’s recipients were selected by the Faculty Research Committee from among nine nominees, and were lauded at a luncheon hosted by President Richard Davenport.

Bunkers, an English faculty member since 1980, has taught English, humanities, honors and women’s studies courses at Minnesota State Mankato. An active scholar, she has received many university grants as well as others from such organizations as the Minnesota Historical Society, the Jerome Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities to research women’s studies, cultural diversity, literature and other topics. She has served as a visiting professor and writer-in-residence and has published numerous book-length works, articles, essays and book chapters.

She received a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s in English literature from Iowa State University, where she completed her undergraduate work.

“My journey as a scholar began 35 years ago when, as a graduate student, I was privileged to work with professors who taught, published and valued scholarship and creative work, and encouraged me to present at conferences and publish,” Bunkers said. “As the first female Ph.D. hired by the English Department in many years, I endeavored to set a positive example as a teaching scholar.”

Minnesota State Mankato is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, which employs nearly 11,000 full- and part-time faculty and comprises 32 state universities and community and technical colleges. The system serves 242,000 students per year in credit-based courses and an additional 140,000 students in non-credit courses.

Posted by prolurkr at May 22, 2008 07:31 PM

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