SENIOR PROFESSIONAL LECTURER, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES & AUTHOR
An active mentor of many current and former DePaul students, Kathleen Rooney is a DePaul professor, the author of 12 books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and the founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a nonprofit publisher of literary work in hybrid genres. Rooney is also a founding member of Poems While You Wait, a team of poets and their typewriters who compose commissioned poetry on demand. As a faculty member, Rooney believes that the best is already in everyone, and in the classroom, she works with her students to draw out the best they have to offer and challenges them to share it with the classroom community.
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Fullerton CTA stop–how magical is it that this piece of urban infrastructure runs right through the heart of our campus, getting many of us to and from our classes and activities?