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Peggy O‘Brien

Professor Peggy O'Brien retires this Spring.

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Margaret Powell '00

"As a cataloguer in the curatorial department of Winterthur Museum in Delaware, I specialize in textile and costume history, but am currently responsible for researching the museum’s collection of several thousand hand tools—woodworking, blacksmithing, etc.—which date from 1720 to 1940."

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Caroline Yang

In the fall of 2014, we welcomed Caroline Yang to the faculty.  A specialist in Asian American and African American studies, she earned her B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, her M.A. in English from Boston College, and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington.

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Sean Moore '91

Sean Moore graduated from UMass in 1991 with a B.A. (double major) in English and History. Along the way, he studied abroad at UMass's exchange program at Trinity College Dublin, which gave him a lifelong interest in Irish literature and history. He is now Associate Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire.

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Rebecca Lorimer Leonard

Assistant professor, Rebecca Lorimer Leonard was selected as a 2014 Promising Researcher Award Winner by the National Council of Teachers of English.

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Lai Ying Yu '02

Lai Ying has made her career about serving her community, as a community organizer, developer, and historian.

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