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Editor , poet , English language educator

Pia Seija Seagrave, American English language educator, editor, poet. Guggenheim fellow American Sign Language Mentors, 1996-1997. Member Modern Language Association, American Civil Liberties Union, National Council Teachers English, Sierra Club, Phi Kappa Zeta (honorary).

Background

Seagrave, Pia Seija was born on June 21, 1952 in Bergen, Norway. Came to the United States, 1966, naturalized, 1971. Daughter of Niels Olhoff and Mary Katherine (O'Flaherty) Taavila.

Education

Bachelor in English, Eastern Michigan University, 1977. Master of Arts in American Literature, Eastern Michigan University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Sociology and Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1985.

Career

Instructor English, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, 1985-1987. Assistant professor Stockton State College, Pomona, New Jersey, 1987-1988. Associate professor College of Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, 1988-1992.

Professor English, Gallaudet University, Washington, since 1992. Editor Sergeant Kirkland's Press, history press.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor 23 history books, including How Robert E. Lee Lost the Civil War, 1998, book of poetry Border Countries, 1997. Contributor poetry to journals, including Journal Kentucky Studies, College England.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, American Civil Liberties Union, National Council Teachers English, Sierra Club, Phi Kappa Zeta (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Irish musician, knitting, hiking, swimming.

Connections

Married Grant Alan Walters (divorced June 1992). Children: Amy, R.J., Aaron, Rebecca, Zachariah, Gabriel, Rachel, Matthew, Andrew. Married Ronald Roy Seagrave, August 31, 1996.

father:
Niels Olhoff Taavila

mother:
Mary Katherine (O'Flaherty) Taavila

spouses:
Grant Alan Walters

Ronald Roy Seagrave

children:
Amy Seagrave

R.J. Seagrave

Aaron Seagrave

Rebecca Seagrave

Zachariah Seagrave

Gabriel Seagrave

Rachel Seagrave

Matthew Seagrave

Andrew Seagrave