A memory submitted by Susan (Dudrick) Burkholder, Class of 1981

Jo Brans was my favorite professor. She was witty, charming and engaging, bringing life to English class. We had dinner discussions and visits by Laurie Colwin and others. Ms. Brans obviously cared about her profession and about us. While I made more money after obtaining my MBA, I still wish I would have gotten a Ph.D. in English and followed in her footsteps.