Friday, April 29, 2011

MGOC Contributor News: Michael A. Arnzen Honored with Professor of the Year at Seton Hill University

Many Genres editor Michael A. Arnzen was chosen as the 2011 Professor of the Year at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Michael Arnzen (Ph.D., U Oregon) is an English professor by day and a horror/suspense writer by night. He holds four Bram Stoker Awards for his often funny, always disturbing fiction. His courses in the English program at Seton Hill run the gamut from expository and creative writing to literary criticism and film history, and he is an active teacher in the first year Seminar in Thinking and Writing. He has mentored novelists and led graduate writing workshops in SHU's unique MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction since 1999. He advised the campus literary magazine, Eye Contact, from 1999-2009.

Dr. Arnzen began serving as Humanities Division Chair at Seton Hill in Fall 2009.

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  1. Congratulations on a well-deserved commendation!!

  2. Hey, thanks folks! Sure, these things are analogous to "Employee of the Month" or "World's Greatest Dad" on some level, but it actually means the world to me to receive such an honor. So many faculty at SHU deserve it, that I'm humbled. Thanks all for the kind words of support. I'll probably post the speech I have to give to the Honor's Convocation on my website at after the event.

  3. Hey, Dr. A! Congratulations! A well-deserved honor. I nominated you while I was there, but my shrieks echoed off into the night. Apparently they've come to their senses!