Two 2011 Alpha Lambda Delta initiates designate me a ‘Favorite Professor’

Alpha Lambda Delta initiates Charlotte Steele and Trevor Vader have recognized me as a “Favorite Professor.” The 2010 Kalamazoo College chapter initiation ceremony was held Oct. 27.

Seven other initiates have honored me as a “Favorite Professor” since 2007.

Eligibility for membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is determined by the first-year academic record, and is limited to those maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.5 and class standing in the top 20 percent.

Charlotte was a member of two courses I taught in 2010, Introduction to Creative Writing and a hybrid literature/writing class on graphic memoir and identity. She wrote and illustrated an especially memorable piece about growing up with two sisters. And she wrote the best student story I’ve ever seen having to do with asparagus.  For his part, Trevor took Intro Creative Writing, and wrote terrifically from the point of view of a young Kalamazoo restaurant worker.

Thank you, Charlotte and Trevor,  for associating me with your success.


By Glenn Deutsch

Glenn Deutsch’s writing has appeared in The Literary Review, Confrontation, Post Road Magazine, Gargoyle Magazine, Notre Dame Review, Exposition Review, New Delta Review, River City (now The Pinch), and Fiction Southeast, among other literary publications; in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and Poets & Writers; and in daily and alternative weekly newspapers including The Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Isthmus, and Shepherd Express. Glenn has been an editor at Third Coast, Men’s Health, The Milwaukee Journal, and other publications. He earned his PhD in English/creative writing at Western Michigan University, in 2006, after careers in journalism and other fields, and taught writing and literature at Kalamazoo College for six years as a visiting professor, followed by journalism at Albion College for six years as a visiting professor. In 2018, he left academia to write full time. He has completed a novel and is at work on a story collection and novella. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with his wife and son, and is also the proud father of an adult daughter.