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Ronald Moran

Ronald Moran

Ronald Moran

Ronald Moran joined the Clemson faculty in 1975 after having spent nine years at UNC-Chapel Hill, one year of which he served as a Fulbright Lecturer in West Germany at the University of Wuerzburg. During his tenure at Clemson, Moran taught a variety of courses, with an emphasis on modern poetry and the creative writing of poetry.

Consistent with his graduate training at LSU (M.A., Ph.D.) and teaching areas, Moran has published 15 books and chapbooks. Six of his books of poetry were issued by the Clemson University Press. He has also published approximately 500 poems in a variety of magazines along with a number of articles and book reviews.

He has received a number of recognitions for his writings. Moran also served in a number of administration positions at Clemson: Head, Department of English; Assistant and Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts; Interim Administrator, Speech and Communications Program; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities; Interim Dean, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities.

Moran and his wife, Jane, were married for 50 years prior to her death in 2009. They have twin children, Sally DeFore (Macon, Georgia) and Wes Moran (Carrollton, Georgia), along with five grandchildren.