Title: Associate Professor
Company: Saint Vincent College
Location: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Wulfstan Francis Clough, O.S.B., Associate Professor at Saint Vincent College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in English.
Father Clough has always been a deeply literate person, having read much while coming of age. He gravitated towards English while attending college, as well as history and the two have always been closely intertwined. He has been drawing inspiration from such great writers such as Shakespeare. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and history from the University of Delaware in 1974. He then received a Master of Arts from the University of Delaware from 1977. Continuing with his education, Father Clough received a Doctor of Philosophy in medieval literature, renaissance poetry and linguistics from the University of Notre Dame in 1984. He also received a Master of Divinity from the Saint Vincent Seminary.
Father Clough enjoys the interaction with the students and the Monks in the community. One thing that has been a frustration for him over the last few months is the Coronavirus and having to teach online because he misses the personal interactions. He values the interaction with his students and colleagues having a good relationship with both, but especially with the other Monks. There is a strong sense of community and hospitality that permeates Saint Vincents, which is known as a hospitable place, and people feel at home there. Father Clough began his career as a teacher at the Holy Spirit School from 1974 to 1975. He then became a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Delaware from 1975 to 1977. In 1978, he took the same position with the University of Notre Dame until 1982. From there, he moved up to instructor with the University of Delaware from 1984 to 1990. Since 1996, he has worked for Saint Vincent College as an assistant professor and an associate professor. In 1996, he was also ordained as a priest.
In his spare time, he continues with his work by partaking on weekend missions on behalf of Saint Vincent Archabbey, working with the prison and hospital ministry, and is a chaplain for the Knights of Columbus. Father Clough is also a monk with the monastery. As a monk, he has also been fortunate to have the opportunity to teach in the English department of his seminary. As a testament to his success, Father Clough has been inducted as a member of the Modern Language Association, Conference on Christianity and literature, National Council of Teachers of English, and The Mythopoeic.
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