Will Donnelly is the newest addition the English, Rhetoric & Writing department and comes to Berry College from Houston, Texas, where he
studied and taught literature and creative writing as well as film and
journalism classes. He started out in the field of international relations, however, in which he has a BA from the
College of William and Mary. He worked for the U.S. Federal Trade
Commission and in the insurance industry for several years before
returning to graduate school for an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa
Writers' Workshop and a Ph.D. from the University of
He played drums for many years in jazz and rock bands as well
as orchestras and wind ensembles. He enjoys cycling, hiking, great
films, and, of course, great books. His fiction and non-fiction writing
has appeared, or is forthcoming, in numerous literary
journals, including Hobart, Pebble Lake Review, Quick Fiction, Smokelong
Quarterly, Fiction Southeast, Dragnet Magazine, Punchnel's, Five
Chapters, PANK Magazine, Green Mountains Review and elsewhere.
When asked about why he came to Berry, Dr. Donnelly replied: "I love how much Berry College cherishes and respects its natural
environment. The enormous campus is beautiful in large part because of
how much of it has been kept in its natural state. I also think that
the size of the student body and of the classes
is ideal for anyone seeking a high-quality liberal arts education.
Professors at Berry really get to know their students and work with
them one-on-one, and that's something that a lot of schools just can't
offer. Finally, through its work program, Berry offers
its students a chance to get involved directly in the day-to-day
operations of the school, which not only helps them pay for their
education, but also provides the kind of work experience that will help
them start a career after they graduate."
The English, Rhetoric & Writing department is proud to welcome Dr. Donnelly to Berry College!
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