In July, Associate Professor of English Megan Gannon participated in High Lonesome, a challenging100-mile ultramarathon race. “The High Lonesome 100 is a high-flying Colorado mountain […]
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.
Three words that best describe your teaching style.
Structured, informal, personal.
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.
What is your teaching philosophy in 8 words or fewer?
Become your best selves, not versions of homogeneity.
Recent News Updates
A poem by Associate Professor of English Megan Gannon is included in the Spring/Summer issue of Salamander, a magazine for poetry, fiction and memoirs. Dispatch […]
A poem by Associate Professor of English Megan Gannon is included in the Winter & Spring 2023 issue of Alaska Quarterly Review. It is titled […]