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Fionnuala Regan Appointed New Irish Studies Coordinator of Events

December 21, 2017

Fionnuala Regan has been appointed the new coordinator of events for the Irish Studies program, starting on Monday, Jan. 1.

Fionnuala Regan

In that capacity, she will oversee the four stated aims of the Irish Studies program, including expanding students’ knowledge of Ireland from a multidisciplinary perspective; promoting the history and culture of Ireland, both of the past and present; fostering scholarship in the field of Irish studies; and strengthening the ties between the College and the City of Waterford, Ireland (Rochester’s sister city) as well as other cities in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Regan, a Writing Center faculty tutor and adjunct professor in the English Department, has taught several courses in Irish literature and Celtic spirituality and has been closely connected with the Irish Studies program since its founding in 2012. She graduated from Bard College and City University of New York, where she received a master’s in English with a concentration in Irish studies. She also attended the International Yeats Summer School in Sligo, Ireland.

Regan will work closely with the new Irish Studies Committee, which includes Tim Madigan (Philosophy Department), William Graf (Religious Studies Department), and Jack Rosenberry (Department of Media and Communication). The committee is sponsored by the William and Helen Cavanaugh Chair of Catholic Studies.