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Graduate Arts, Sciences & Engineering

1970 Robert Skoglund’s (MA) Portland Press Herald columns have been compiled into a book, Chicken Poop for the Soil: Wit and Wisdom from the Humble Farmer (CreateSpace). He writes: “At 81-and-a-half years of age (at my age every half year counts), an editor (who teaches electric motors at the University of Maine, Orono) insisted that he scrape some of my writings from over the past 40 years into a book. He did it all.” Robert was the longtime host of The Humble Farmer, a weekly program on Maine Public Radio, and is a columnist as well as the owner, with his wife, Marsha, of a bed and breakfast in the coastal town of St. George, Maine.

1972 Janet Garber (MA) writes, “Dream Job, Wacky Adventures of an HR Manager, my comic debut novel, was a runner-up in the Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book contest and a finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.” Her website is

1974 Jay Stratton (MA) published Pomona’s Lost Children: A Book of Uncommon Antique Fruits (Chautauqua Gorge Press), a cookbook and farm memoir.

1991 Brenda Keegan (PhD) has published a chapter titled “Thoughts on Success and Failure” in a new book on aging, Aging Wisely . . . Wisdom of Our Elders (Jones & Bartlett Learning) by Irving Silverman and Ellen Beth Siegel.

2000 Peter Stone (PhD) is the editor of Bertrand Russell’s Life and Legacy (Vernon Press), published in June as part of the Vernon Series in Philosophy. Peter taught political science at Stanford University and held a Faculty Fellowship at Tulane University’s Center for Ethics and Public Affairs before becoming the Ussher Assistant Professor of Political Science (Political Theory) at Trinity College Dublin in 2011.

2007 Angela Gibson (PhD) has been appointed director of scholarly communication at the Modern Language Association (MLA). She oversees book and journal acquisitions, MLA style development, digital initiatives, and the editorial work of MLA publications. “If you’re interested in proposing a book or partnering with the MLA to publish open educational resources for teaching writing, research, or MLA style, visit and reach out to the MLA scholarly communication office,” writes Angela.

2010 Adam Gross (MS) (see ’08).

2011 Peter McLoone (MS) (see ’08).

2013 Jeffrey Shapanka (MS) (see ’11 College).