English professor awarded prestigious Bunting Fellowship
Jericho Brown, Ph.D., has accomplished much in his short time at USD. As an assistant professor of English, Brown works closely with undergraduate students in the Lindsay J. Cropper Center for Creative Writing, encouraging and supporting his students as they explore their creativity through the written word. Along with his advising and teaching, Brown published his first book of poetry, Please, last fall.
Following the wide acclaim for Please, Brown was awarded the prestigious Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. As a Bunting Fellow Brown will spend the next academic year at the institute, focusing solely on his research and writing. He follows in the tradition of the 1,400 scholars that have been invited to the Radcliffe Institute.
Brown will certainly be missed at USD. Sister Mary Hotz, chair of the English Department, commented on how proud the English faculty and students are of Brown. She will fill in for Brown this year at the Cropper Center.
The Lindsay J. Cropper Center for Creative Writing was established in 2004 by Barrie and Dorothy Cropper in memory of their daughter Lindsay, an alumna of USD, English Major, and aspiring writer. The purpose of the center is to foster the appreciation and practice of creative writing at the University of San Diego by hosting an annual writer series, sponsoring writing workshops, and granting student awards for creative writing. Brown gave a reading as a part of the writer series in fall 2008 following the publication of Please.