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academic administrator , Literature educator

Henry James Donaghy, American English literature educator, academic administrator. Recipient Founders Day award New York University, 1966, Grand prize for fiction Memphis Magazine, 1996. Member Modern Language Association, Mississippi Philological Association (president 1989-1991).


Donaghy, Henry James was born on April 11, 1930 in New York City. Son of Joseph Peter and Catherine (McQuaid) Donaghy.


Bachelor in Philosophy and Classics magna cum laude, Stonehill College, 1954; theology student, Holy Cross College, 1954-1958; Master of Arts in English, Fordham University, 1960; Doctor of Philosophy in English, New York University, 1966.


Priest, Roman Catholic Church, New York City, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1958-1966; assistant professor, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1966-1969; associate professor, State University of New York-Oswego, 1969-1971; director graduate studies English, State University of New York-Oswego, 1970-1971; associate professor, California State University, Fresno, 1971-1973; supervisor student teachers, California State University, Fresno, 1972-1973; associate professor to Professor of English, department chairman, Idaho State University, Pocatello, 1973-1983; associate dean College Liberal Arts, Idaho State University, Pocatello, 1982-1983; director Doctor Arts teaching internship, Idaho State University, Pocatello, 1973-1975; director graduate studies English, Idaho State University, Pocatello, 1975-1976; vice chairman University Graduate Council, Idaho State University, Pocatello, 1977-1979; chairman Department English and Philosophy, Idaho State University, Pocatello, 1977-1982; professor, head English Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1983-1988; professor, head English Department, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, since 1988. Director National Endowment for Humanities grant offering interdisciplinary courses in science and humanities, Idaho, 1980-1981. Senior Fulbright lector U. Damascus, Syria, 1979-1980;visiting professor Meisei U., Tokyo, 1995-1996.


Member of Modern Language Association, Mississippi Philological Association (president 1989-1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jazz, Dodger baseball, Notre Dame football, reading, and writing.


Married Joyce Aasen, December 7, 1968 (divorced October 1986). Children: Nora, Martin.

Joseph Peter Donaghy

Catherine (McQuaid) Donaghy

Joyce Aasen

Martin Donaghy

Nora Donaghy