Faculty & Staff

Dr. Trudelle Thomas

Dr. Trudelle Thomas

Professor, English Department

Professor, English Graduate Program

ML 4446
242 Hinkle Hall

Phone: (513) 745-3492

Fax: (513) 745-3065


  • B.A. (Xavier University)
  • M.A., M.L.S. (Kent State University)
  • Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati)

First Year at Xavier University:



Autobiography/Memoir, Women Writers, Children's and Young Adult Literature, Composition, Creative Writing


Trudelle Thomas joined the faculty in 1987, having earned degrees from Xavier University, Kent State University, and the University of Cincinnati. She writes and conducts research on composition theory, autobiography and memoir, nature writing, and American literature. Before becoming a professor, she was a librarian specializing in children's services and materials. She lives with her family in Finneytown (a Cincinnati suburb), and in her spare time she is a power-walker, quilter, and school volunteer, teaching art to elementary children. Her articles have appeared in journals such as College Composition and Communication, Journal for the Association of Research on Mothering, International Journal of Children's Spirituality, Journal of American Culture, and elsewhere.








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