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Associate Professor (retired)

Reade Dornan

Michigan State University

Dr. Reade W. Dornan earned her Master’s and Doctor’s degrees from Michigan State University, where she subsequently taught off and on over 35 years’ time.  During her career, she also taught school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and won a 2001 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Scholarship and a 2005 Fulbright Fellowship  to teach at the University of Heidelberg (Germany).  Shortly after she retired from the English Department at Michigan State University as a Visiting Associate Professor in Teacher Education, she turned her energies to her love of travel and teaching overseas.  She spent 2010-2011 teaching at Can Tho University in the Mekong Delta (Vietnam) and the past two summers offering workshops at universities in Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’An, Ningbo, and Wuhan, China. She speaks a variety of languages at the market/street level and fluent German.  Her key areas of interest are literature, particularly contemporary drama, and teacher education.  She has two books on Arnold Wesker, one of the playwrights known as the “Angry Young Men of the ’60s” in Britain and numerous articles on theatre.  She has also co-authored two texts on secondary education–Multiple Voices, Multiple Texts: Reading in the Secondary Content Areas and Within and Beyond the Writing Process.