Park University Faculty

M. Virginia Brackett, Ph.D.

M. Virginia Brackett, Ph.D.
Professor, English
Director, Honors Academy, featuring “Honors Plus One”
Copley 205
(816) 584-6818

Virginia Brackett is an Professor of English and also directs the Park University Honors Academy and the Missouri Arts Council grant-supported Park University Ethnic Voices Poetry Series. In addition to degrees in English, she holds bachelor degrees in medical technology and business.  She has received several teaching awards and also the Park University 2010 Distinguished Humanities Faculty Award; the 2013 Faculty Member of the Year for Exceptional Services to Student Veterans Award; and the Park University 2014 Distinguished Faculty Scholar award. Brackett was named a 2010 Kenneth Bateman Outstanding Alumnus by Pittsburg State University and received the 2011 Missouri Campus Compact Community Engagement Professional of the Year for her work with service learning. She's published more than 100 articles and stories for adults and young readers. Her 14 books have won many citations, including her Facts on File Companion to 18th and 19th Century British Poetry, which was named a 2008 "Editor's Choice, Reference Sources" selection by Booklist. In 2014 she published her first picture book, for which she wrote the narrative, titled “What Is My Name?”(Reading Reading Press, LLC). Her fantasy e-novel Girl Murders (Literati) is a nominee for the 2014 Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award.


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