Dr. Amy (Hough) Nolan
Class of 1988
Career Pathway: Human Services
After she graduated from GHS, Amy Hough enrolled at Alma College. In 1991, she studied at the University of Aberdeen, in Scotland, and earned a bachelor's degree with honors in 1992. In 1995, she earned a master's degree in American literature and creative nonfiction at Central Michigan University. She then went on to complete a Ph.D. in twentieth century American literature at Michigan State University in 2005.
While at MSU, she received awards for distinction in her dissertation research proposal, in scholarship and research, in teaching and scholarship and for her research and workshop conducted at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Dr. Nolan's teaching experience includes: visiting assistant professor in the Department of English at MSU, visiting professor in the Department of Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities at MSU, teaching assistant in the Department of English at MSU, instructor in the MSU College of Law, instructor in the Department of Humanities and Performing Arts of the Progressive Accelerated Language Program at Lansing Community College, instructor in the Department of English at Alma College and instructor and teaching assistant in the Department of English at CMU.
She has made numerous presentations in Kentucky, Ohio, Vermont and Michigan. Her publications include "A Book of Memory, Writing a Body, Opening a Wound," "Narrative Transformation and Graphic Vision of Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts in High School," "Seeing is Digesting: Labyrinths of Bodily Insight in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining" and "Civil Defense: An Essay."
Dr. Nolan currently lives in Rockwood, Michigan. She was nominated by her aunt and lifelong friend, Jean Schwalm, who attended the induction ceremony with her parents, Florence and Jim Hough, fiancé Bob Knox and uncle David Schwalm. This fall, she will move to Waverly, Iowa, to teach at Wartburg College.