LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 6, 2021) – Four decades ago, Northern Ireland native Jonathan Allison earned an exchange scholarship to pursue graduate study in the United States.
His original plan was to earn a Master’s degree then return to his homeland to resume his career of teaching literature and poetry to high school students. Instead he wound up earning a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and decided to become a college professor in America.
It became the good fortune of the University of Kentucky to hire Allison to join the faculty of the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1988. He’s been at UK ever since and currently serves as chair of this esteemed department.
Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications recently did an in-depth interview with Allison for this edition of ‘Behind the Blue’.
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