CCU English Professor Receives Alumni Award from University of Alaska
Elaine Woodruff, Professor of English at Colorado Christian University, has been
named a recipient of this year's Alumni Achievement Award for Professional
Excellence by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni Association. She was
honored at an awards ceremony on September 30 in Fairbanks.
Woodruff, the first University of Alaska graduate to receive a Master of Fine
Arts degree in Creative Writing at the Fairbanks campus, later earned a
doctorate in English from the University of Denver where she was in the Writing
Program. She began her university career at as an assistant professor at the
Economics Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder and, in 1993,
joined the English faculty at Colorado Christian University. She was promoted to
full professor in 2004.
Dr. Woodruff has published one book and is
awaiting publication of a second. She has presented papers and given poetry
readings in American cities, as well as the Shakespeare Bookstore in Paris and
New Hall at Cambridge University.
Other honors include a grant from the
National Endowment of the Humanities to participate in a Faculty Institute for
College Teachers; participation in a Women's Studies Delegation to South Africa;
participation in the Billy Collins, American Poet Laureate, Workshop in Taos;
and the Iowa Writers' Summer Workshop.
She recently presented papers at
the University of Salamanca in Spain, and at Cambridge University in England.
Dr. Woodruff is listed in Who's Who in America, 2005.