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literature and language professor

Judy R. Troy, American literature and language professor. Recipient Whiting Writer's award, Mistress Giles Whiting Foundation, New York City, 1996.


Troy, Judy R. was born on August 16, 1951 in Whiting, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Jack Milton and Sylvia (Cranburg) Troy.


Bachelor, University Illinois, Chicago, 1976. Master of Arts, Indiana University, 1981.


Before becoming writer-in-residence at Auburn, she taught at Indiana University and the University of Missouri. Her work includes "Ramone" appearing in The Habit of Art : Best Stories from the Indiana University Fiction Workshop () published 1996 and Ten Miles West of Venus (. ) published 1997. She also has a story in Sudden Fiction (Continued) (60 New Short-Short Stories).

Other published works include West of Venus, From the Black Hills () and Mourning Doves: Stories (). Mourning Doves was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Award. Troy has a B.A. from the University of Illinois and an M.A. from Indiana University.


  • She received a 1996 Whiting Award.



Married Harry Miller Solomon, August 30, 1993.

Jack Milton Troy

Sylvia (Cranburg) Troy

Harry Miller Solomon