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    Graduating Class of 2022 Names Teacher of the Year

    The University of Scranton’s graduating class of 2022 named Billie R. Tadros, Ph.D., assistant professor in the English and theatre, as Teacher of the Year. From left, University of Scranton President Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., presents the Teacher of the Year award to Dr. Tadros at Class Night.
    May 24, 2022

    Billie R. Tadros, Ph.D., assistant professor in the English and Theatre Department, was named Teacher of the Year by The University of Scranton’s class of 2022. The award was presented at the Class Night event on May 20.

    The award honors a faculty member who maintains high standards of academic excellence and fairness, and through enthusiasm and dedication, inspires the interest of students in a field of education. The University’s Faculty Senate Academic Support Committee instituted the award in 1996.

    Dr. Tadros joined the faculty at Scranton in 2018. She serves as the faculty moderator for Scranton’s Mu Omicron chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. She is also an associate faculty member in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. She directs the Health Humanities Concentration. The courses she teaches include Introduction to Poetry, Contemporary American Poetry, Perspectives in Literature about Illness, “Bodybuilding” Narratives of Health and Ability, Composition and Poetry Writing.

    Dr. Tadros is the author of three books of poems, “Graft Fixation” (Gold Wake Press, 2020), “Was Body” (Indolent Books, 2020) and “The Tree We Planted and Buried You In” (Otis Books, 2018). She also authored three chapbooks, “Am/Are I” (Francis House, 2020), “inter: burial places” (Porkbelly Press, 2016) and “Containers” (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including, Bone Bouquet, Black Warrior Review, Crab Fat Magazine, Entropy, Lavender Review and Tupelo Quarterly, and in anthologies including, “The Queer South” and “Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence.” She is currently working on a narrative research project exploring the gendered implications of traumatic injuries to self-identified women runners.

    Dr. Tadros also serves as a poetry editor for the journal Gigantic Sequins and as an assistant poetry editor for the journal Fairy Tale Review.

    Dr. Tadros earned her bachelor’s degrees in creative writing and music from Susquehanna University and a master’s in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She earned her doctorate in English and creative writing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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