Staff

World Literature Today
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Robert Con Davis-Undiano

Executive Director & Neustadt Professor 
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Dr. Robert Con Davis-Undiano is Executive Director for World Literature Today. RC (as he is called) joined OU’s faculty in 1980, and in 1999 he was named Executive Director of OU’s international magazine World Literature Today and holder of the Neustadt Professorship in Comparative Literature. In 1999, he received a Presidential Professorship, and in 2004 he became the third recipient of the prestigious Sullivant Award for Perceptivity. In 2005, he became Dean of OU’s Honors College. He and his wife Julie have three children.

 

Daniel SimonDaniel Simon

Assistant Director & Editor in Chief 
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Daniel joined the staff of World Literature Today in 2002, after previous editorial positions at the University of Oklahoma Press and University of Nebraska Press. A Nebraska native, he received his doctorate in comparative literature—with an emphasis in translation studies—from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 2000. At OU, in addition to his work at WLT, he serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the English department and affiliate faculty member in the Department of International & Area Studies, teaching a course in magazine editing and publishing every fall. A poet, translator, and member of PEN American Center, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Academy of American Poets, Daniel has two forthcoming poetry collections, Cast Off (fall 2015) and Incarnations (spring 2016). He lives in Norman with his wife and three daughters.

 

Michelle Johnson Michelle Johnson

Managing Editor
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Poetry, novels, short stories, essays, legal briefs and opinions, travel writing, food writing, memoir—Michelle enjoys them all. She collects books but considers even a brief interruption of Internet access a crisis. Also a lawyer, Michelle teaches persuasive legal writing to law students and coaches moot court teams. She occasionally teaches the Neustadt international literature course and a law and literature course. Michelle enjoys movies, cooking, visiting with family and friends, and discovering new cities on foot with her husband, Mark.

 

Rob VollmarRob Vollmar

Book Reviews Editor 
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Rob Vollmar is the new kid on the block, joining the WLT crew in 2015. He has contributed reviews and articles to WLT since 2006. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Rob is a graduate of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and has worked as a writer and musician. He is the co-author of three graphic novels and is serializing a new comic online. His interests include history, music theory, and mixed martial arts. His favorite Super Friend will always be Aquaman.

 

Terri Stubblefield Terri D. Stubblefield

Programs & Development
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Terri Stubblefield, an Oklahoma native, has been the Programs & Development Director at World Literature Today at the University of Oklahoma since August 2001. Terri has more than 30 years’ experience in marketing and promotions in the private sector, and has been a registered barber for 39 years. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and she is an alumna of the University of Oklahoma. She has been married to Joe for 29 years, has a granddaughter Abby, and two black Labradors, Hannah and her dog Hank.

 

Merleyn BellMerleyn Ruth Bell

Art Director
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Merleyn Bell is the art director of World Literature Today magazine. A Norman native and graduate of OU, she has worked at World Literature Today since 2003.

 

Jen Rickard BlairJen Rickard Blair

Digital Media Editor
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Jen Blair is the digital media editor at World Literature Today. She has worked at WLT since 2011 and has a professional background in print design and front-end web development. Jen is also a musician and provides illustrations for the magazine on occassion. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2007 with a Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication and a Minor in Italian.

 

Kay BlunckKay Blunck

Circulation & Accounts Specialist
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Laura HernandezLaura Hernandez

Social Media Editor
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Laura Hernandez graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2014 with her masters in Professional Writing and has since moved to New York to break into publishing. Along with reading young-adult literature, she also spends copious amounts of time exploring the city, Instagramming, and sampling food trucks.