Gahan, William

William Gahan Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English; Chair, Department of English
Phone: 815-394-5213




Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., Loyola Marymount University
B.A., University of Washington


Associate Professor of English William (Bill) Gahan arrived at Rockford University in 2009. He is a native of Madrid, Spain, where he lived until he was twenty.

Dr. Gahan enjoys the intellectual camaraderie at Rockford University, where he can work with student scholars on interdisciplinary projects. He collaborates with RU faculty from other fields to teach courses, present at conferences, and conduct research. He has published on Shakespeare and early modern English writing and culture; Spanish painting; and Latin American and U.S. poets. He has also published translations of early modern Spanish literature and presented at conferences on composition and rhetoric, medieval and early modern literature, Golden Age plays, and Shakespearean drama.

At Rockford University, he won the Last Lecture Award in 2013 and the Excellence in Teaching and Campus Leadership Award in 2014. He enjoys travel, fly-fishing, and spending time with his wife and three children.

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