Dr. Judy Elsley (2009)

Article from WSU Today, March 16, 2009

Weber State University English professor Judy Elsley is the 2009 John S. Hinckley Fellow.

Elsley, who has taught at WSU since 1990, has been described as “a consummate teacher, a respected scholar and tireless supporter of the Weber State University community.” In addition to her work in the classroom, Elsley has mentored students through her role as Bachelor of Integrated Studies program coordinator (2000–2007) and in her current role as director of the Honors Program. As former student Whitney Douglas wrote, “In her, I found a professor who could teach me to write well. Equally important, I found in her a reader who cared about what I wrote, who heard my voice and who knew me.”

The author of two books, four book chapters and 15 refereed articles, as well as co-editor of a third book, Elsley is a regular presenter at national and regional conferences each year. Her scholarship explores the semiotics of quilting and writing personal essays. She earned her doctorate from the University of Arizona.

Elsley established the Rising Star Scholarship in 1999 to support the educational goals of non-traditional, female students at WSU.

Brochure for 2009 Hinckley Lecture