Friends of
Rutgers English Spring/Summer 2006
A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of the Department of English

Inside This Issue
Barry Qualls is New VP
From the Chair
Derek Attridge Departs
John McClure Wins Susman Award
Regina Masiello Honored for Teaching
Aresty English Researchers
George Levine Retires
Richard Miller Wins Scholar-Teacher Award
Martin Gliserman Wins Teaching Award
William Walling Retires
Cheryl Wall Wins Research Award
Writers at Rutgers:
      Susan Wheeler
      Jonathan Franzen
A History of Rutgers English
What's in a Name?
In Memoriam:
       Horace E. Hamilton
       Peggy Friedman
Student Awards and Honors
An English Major in England
Howard Fellowship Continues
New Face at the Plangere Center
Thanks to Our Interns
Alumni Enjoy Book Fair
New Alumni Book Corner
Thanks to Our Supporters

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Regina Masiello Honored for Teaching


Award-winning teacher Regina MasielloThe English Department is known for great teaching, with a record number of award winning professors. So it is no surprise that the Department is also a training ground for excellent teachers. We are happy to announce that Rutgers English graduate student Regina Masiello won the 2006 FAS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education by a Graduate Student.

Ms. Masiello has taught sections of Expository Writing, Introduction to Poetry, and an upper-level course on Renaissance Literature. She has also been the Writing Coordinator for the summer EOF program at Rutgers. In every course, her student evaluations have been extremely high, and her students praise her especially for encouraging them to learn more than they expected, and for helping them feel more confident in their approaches to literature and writing.

As a student in the Graduate Program working on a Ph.D., Ms. Masiello is studying the sixteenth-century prison poetry of Sir Thomas Wyatt, Henry Howard (the Earl of Surrey), and Sir Walter Raleigh. This summer, she won a dissertation research fellowship to study their original manuscripts at the Folger Library in Washington, DC. She’ll also be teaching for the EOF program again, and preparing to teach an innovative online business writing course in the fall.

“She is the English scholar that I would like to be someday,” wrote one student, “brilliant, eloquent, secure. My instructor is a great inspiration.” Rutgers English congratulates Ms. Masiello for winning this award, and thanks her for her extraordinary talent and dedication as a teacher.


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