FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University English Professor Mary H. McNulty will deliver the third-annual William C. Moran address at FMU, Thursday, March 27.
The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Cauthen Educational Media Center’s Lowrimore Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. A reception will be held in The Cottage following the program.
In 2002, McNulty was named FMU’s Distinguished Professor and in the same year was honored with the Teacher Scholar Award by the Georgia/Carolinas College English Association. From 2000 to 2004, she held the Pee Dee Federal Savings Bank Endowed Chair in English.
A native of Wisconsin, McNulty earned her undergraduate degree from Dominican College, a Master of Arts degree from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Before coming to FMU in 1979, she taught at Dominican College, the College of Racine and Johnson C. Smith University.
Over the years, McNulty has developed and taught a number of courses, most notably Literature for Children and Literature for the Young Child. She has also written textbooks for both courses. She has presented many papers at regional, national and international conferences and held memberships in the Children’s Literature Association, the College English Association, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, the Southeastern Medieval Association, the Philological Association of the Carolinas and the Georgia/Carolinas College English Association, for which she served in a number of offices, including president. Her publications include articles in the ALAN Review, the Carolina English Teacher, Notes on Teaching English and the Notre Dame English Journal.
At Francis Marion University, McNulty has served on many committees, including the Academic Affairs, Tenure and Promotion, Faculty Grievance and Library Committees and the Faculty Senate. She was president of the Friends of the Florence County Library for four years, and she has been a Humanities Scholar for the “Let’s Talk About It” series in the South Carolina public libraries. She has also made presentations to schools within the Florence area.
McNulty and her husband, Owen, have a daughter, Rebecca, and a son, Thomas, who is an FMU alum. McNulty retires in June after 29 years on the faculty of FMU.
McNulty’s address will honor William C. Moran, who from 1978 to 1992 was FMU’s vice president of academic affairs and for eight years thereafter president of Lander University.
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