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Theodora Rapp Graham

1974 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Joel Osborne Conarroe
"Woman as Idea and Symbol in the Works of William Carlos Williams "




  • B.A. English, Rutgers University
  • M.A. English, Columbia University
  • Ph.D. English, University of Pennsylvania

Prior Roles

  • English teacher in New Jersey high schools
  • English instructor at Moravian College
  • English instructor at University Park

Other Professional Accomplishments

  • Recipient of Capitol Campus award for teaching excellence in 1987
  • Faculty advisor for the campus literary journal from 1971-1999 – her first through last years at Capitol Campus
  • Founded and, for nine years, edited the William Carlos Williams Review, a journal with international circulation
  • University faculty senate member

After Retirement

  • Developed journal articles from papers on William Carlos Williams and his son, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens that she had presented at conferences
  • Work on The Wives of Poets, writings on the marriages of five American poets