Jolly served as the director of Freshman English and Developmental Studies for more than 30 years.
Vines is editor of "Birmingham Poetry Review."
O’Meally is the founder of Columbia’s Center for Jazz Studies and co-curator of exhibitions at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Richard Ford's book "Independence Day" was the first book awarded both a Pulitzer Prize and a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
Marilyn J. Kurata, Ph.D., joined the faculty in 1978.
Lauren Slaughter is working on her first collection of poems.