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Browse A-Z Authors: Dn-Dt

Dorris, Michael

  • Name(s)
    • Michael Dorris
    • Michael A. Dorris
    • Michael Anthony Dorris
    • Milou North, pen-name with spouse, writer Louise Erdrich
  • Date of Birth
    • January 30, 1945
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • April 10, 1997
    • Concord, New Hampshire
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Cornish, New Hampshire
    • New Zealand, 1980-1981
    • Northfield, Minnesota, 1985-
  • Education
    • M. A. in philosophy, Yale University, 1970
    • B. A., cum laude, Georgetown University, 1967
  • Life Events
    • Among the first unmarried men to adopt a child when he adopted a 3-year-old Lakota boy, 1971; adopted two more Native American children in 1974 and 1976 
    • Helped form Dartmouth College's Native American Studies Department and served as its first chair, 1972
    • Married writer Louise Erdrich, 1981; three adopted children from Dorris, three biological children with Dorris
    • Committed suicide in a motel in Concord, New Hampshire, April 11, 1997
  • Awards and Recognition 
    • Minnesota Book Award for Sees Behind Trees, 1997
    • American Library Association Notable Children's Book Award for Guests, 1995
    • Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction for Morning Girl, 1992
    • Fellowship from Dartmouth College, 1992
    • National Book Critics Award for Nonfiction for The Broken Cord, 1989
    • Christopher Award for The Broken Cord, 1989
    • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1989
    • Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, 1985
    • Woodrow Wilson Fellowships, 1967 and 1980
    • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1978
    • National Institute of Mental Health Fellowships, 1970 and 1971
    • International Pathfinder Award, World Conference on the Family, 1992
    • Award for Excellence, Center for Anthropology and Journalism, for essays on Zimbabwe, 1992
  • Employment
    • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
      • Instructor, 1972-1976
      • Helped form Dartmouth College's Native American Studies Department and served as its first chair, 1972
      • Assistant Professor, 1976-1979
      • Associate Professor, 1979
      • Professor of Anthropology, 1979-1988
      • Adjunct Professor, 1989
    • Assistant Professor, Franconia College, Franconia, New Hampshire, 1971-1972
    • Assistant Professor, University of Redlands, Redlands, California, 1970-1971
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Professor
    • Writer
    • Social Anthropologist
    • Advocate

Douglas, Joshua A.

  • Name(s)
    • Joshua A. Douglas
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Washington, D.C.
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • J.D. with highest honors, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., 2007
    • B.A., summa cum laude, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 2002
  • Life Events
    • Founder and Initial Chair of the AALS Section on Election Law
    • Married, two children
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Duncan Teaching Award, University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, 2019
  • Employment
    • Assistant Professor of Law, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Clerked for Honorable Edward C. Prado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • Litigator, Akin, Gump, Straus, Hauer & Feld Law Firm
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Writer
    • Lawyer

Dourson, Dan

Dan Dourson

  • Name(s)
    • Dan Dourson
    • Daniel C. Dourson
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Life Events
    • Co-facilitator, field leader, speaker for the Annual Wildflower Weekend at the Natural Bridge State Resort Park, 25+ years
    • Field leader for the Great Smoky Mountains Wildflower Pilgrimage
    • One of two lead investigators on a National Geographic Expedition to the Maya Mountains of Belize, 2016
  • Employment
    • Wildlife Biologist specializing in non-game management, Red River Gorge, Kentucky; United States Forest Service, 20+ years
    • White-Haired goldenrod conservation and recovery, U. S. Forest Service
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Biologist
    • Naturalist
    • Illustrator
    • Writer

Dourson, Judy

Judy Dourson

  • Name(s)
    • Judy Dourson
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Employment
    • Field Technician at the Red River Gorge
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Educator
    • Researcher
    • Field Technician
    • Editor
    • Writer

Doyle, Mary Ellen

  • Name(s)
    • Mary Ellen Doyle, SCN
    • Mary Ellen Doyle
    • Mary Benedict
    • Sister Doyle
    • Sister Benedict
  • Date of Birth
    • March 26, 1932
    • Oak Park, Illinois
  • Date of Death
    • September 24; 2019
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Oak Park, Illinois
    • India, 1976
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Houston, Texas
    • Epworth, Iowa
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Employment
    • English Professor, Nazareth College and Spalding College (now Spalding University), Louisville, Kentucky
    • Professor, Christian Brothers College, Memphis, Tennessee
    • Professor, Tilitson College, Houston, Texas
    • Professor, Divine Word College, Epworth, Iowa
    • Teacher, Archdiocese of Louisville at St. Agnes and St. Cecilia
    • Teacher, Diocese of Owensboro
    • Teacher, Diocese of Massachusetts
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Nun
    • Educator
    • Writer

Driskell, Kathleen

  • Name(s)
    • Kathleen Driskell
    • Kathleen Mason Driskell
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1991
    • B.A. in English, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1988
  • Life Events
    • Vice-Chair for the Mid-Atlantic region of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs
    • Founded the Low-Residency MFA Program Directors' Caucus
    • Married, two children
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Judy Gaines Young Book Award for Next Door to the Dead, 2018
    • Weatherford Award Finalist for Blue Etiquette, 2016
    • Outstanding Faculty Member Award from Spalding University, 2013
    • Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council
  • Employment
    • Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, 1994-present
      • Chair, School of Creative and Professional Writing, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky
      • Professor of Creative Writing, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Educator
    • Poet
    • Professor
    • Writer