Laura Mullen announced as William R. Kenan Jr. Chair in the Humanities

Professor Laura Mullen has been appointed as the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair in the Humanities. Mullen — whose scholarship covers poetry, experimental prose, criticism, fiction, non-fiction and film poetry — will begin her appointment within the Department of English at Wake Forest in July. Headshot of Laura Mullen, Wake Forest University professor and William R. Kenan Jr. Chair in the Humanities

For the past 17 years, Mullen has been expanding the minds of her creative writing students at Louisiana State University, where she also served as the director of creative writing. Poetry has always been central in her esteemed career, including her selection as Brown University’s Poet-in-Residence twice, first in 2001 and then again in 2017, and as a visiting poet at Columbia College in 2003.

Mullen joins a storied lineup of Kenan chairs who left lasting legacies for their students and their chosen fields of interest, from Germaine Brée to Allen Mandelbaum and Julian Young.

Read the full announcement and a Q&A with Laura Mullen on the College News website.