Author and Distinguished Professor to Speak at Commencement

Richard Kopley (Provided photo)

Richard Kopley (Provided photo)

DUBOIS – Penn State DuBois’ own Distinguished Professor of English Richard Kopley will serve as the featured speaker at spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday.

In addition to teaching at Penn State DuBois, Kopley is an internationally known author and literary scholar with expertise in classic American Literature.

Kopley has published books on his research into the literary works of renowned American writers Nathaniel Hawthorn and Edgar Allan Poe.  He has also had short stories and other pieces of his personal work published in international anthologies and has contributed to numerous journals and magazines as an expert on Poe’s work. He speaks regularly about his research at national and international conferences.

Kopley began teaching at Penn State DuBois in 1983.  He studied English at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.  He earned his master’s in English at the Teachers College at Columbia University, and eventually a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he also taught while completing his degree.

Spring commencement ceremonies are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Multipurpose Building Gymnasium at Penn State DuBois.  All members of the public are invited to attend.  For more information, contact Lisa at 814-375-4775 or ljt2@psu.edu.

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