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Meet Megan Gannon

  • Ph.D. in English, University of Nebraska
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing-Poetry, University of Montana
  • B.A. in English, Vassar College

Fiction is my favorite recreation; Poetry is my religion. I write in both genres to keep myself grounded and energized. I’m also interested in exploring Creative Nonfiction and Poetry Translation someday soon, but first I’d like to finish writing a new book of poems and a novel or two. I have developed and taught sixteen different classes at Ripon College, ranging in subjects from coming-of-age stories, dystopian narratives, fairy tales, Virginia Woolf, and most recently, the Gothic literary tradition.


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Structured, informal, personal.

Three words that best describe your teaching style.

Structured, informal, personal.

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Seeing my students publish and win prizes for their writing is so deeply gratifying.

What is something you’ve experienced that makes Ripon College special?

Seeing my students publish and win prizes for their writing is so deeply gratifying.

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Become your best selves, not versions of homogeneity.

What is your teaching philosophy in 8 words or fewer?

Become your best selves, not versions of homogeneity.



Recent News Updates

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Poem by Megan Gannon featured in art exhibition

“Dispatch from the Domestic Interior,” a poem by Associate Professor of English Megan Gannon, was included in the art exhibition “Claiming Space: A New Century […]

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Megan Gannon honored with Faculty/Staff Mentor Award

At this spring’s Awards Convocation, Associate Professor of English Megan Gannon received the Faculty/Staff Mentor Award. Sara VanSteenbergen, director of student activities and orientation, says […]

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Megan Gannon, assistant professor of English, publishes poems

Megan Gannon, assistant professor of English, has three recent publications of poems. “Dispatch from the Middle Distance” appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of the […]