Sally Barr Ebest
Director of Gender Studies Program, 2010-Present
453 Lucas Hall
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
M.A., Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
B.A., Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Sally Barr Ebest's popular and always lively classes cover a fascinating variety of topics and are evidence of her diverse interest and knowledge. Most recently she has taught Writing Autobiography, Irish and Irish American Women Writers; Teaching as a Feminist; Writing-Reading Theory; and Theories of Writing. "For any class," Professor Ebest writes, "my primary goal is to teach in such a way that the students learn, understand, and can apply the material. To reach this goal, my secondary purpose is to make the subject matter personally relevant and interesting and if possible, to make learning fun and exciting." Professor Ebest has edited and written many books, including Writing From A to Z, Reconciling Catholicism and Feminism?, Changing the Way We Teach: Writing and Resistance in the Training of Teaching Assistants; and Too Smart to be Sentimental: Contemporary Irish American Women Writers.
Ebest, Sally Barr. The Banshees:A Literary History of Irish American Women Writers.
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, forthcoming Fall 2013
Ebest, Sally Barr. "Irish American Women: Forgotten First Wave Feminists." Journal of Feminist Scholarship. (December 2012). http://www.umassd.edu/jfs/
UMSL Women's Leadership Council Award to Gender Studies Program for Women's University Mentoring Program. (funded- $1,000).