Dr. Barbara K. Mistick
Wilson College President
Dr. Michael Cornelius
The current Department Chair and Associate Professor of English, Dr.
Cornelius received his Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. He
specializes in early British literature, teaching courses that include Chaucer,
British Literature 1200-1700, Arthurian literature and film, Shakespeare, The
History and Structure of the English Language, and seminars on Robert
Burns and gay and lesbian literature. Dr. Cornelius is a recognized expert
on Nancy Drew and juvenile detective literature. He has published in numerous
journals, including Fifteenth-Century Studies, Studies in Medieval and
Renaissance Teaching, CLUES, White Crane Journal, The Delta Epsilon Sigma
Journal, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, EAPSU Journal, Magazine
Americana, and SCOTIA: A Journal of Scottish Studies. He is the
author/editor of fourteen books, including The Sex Is Out of This World:
Essays on the Carnal Side of Science Fiction (Co-editor, Sherry Ginn,
2012); Of Muscles and Men: Essays on the Sword and Sandal Film (2011); The
Boy Detectives: Essays on the Hardy Boys and Others (2010); and three
volumes in Harold Bloom’s classical studies series: John Donne and the
Metaphysical Poets (2008); Geoffrey Chaucer (2007); and Shakespeare
Through the Ages: Much Ado About Nothing (2010).
WCGA President Ghada Tafesh
Here from Gaza Strip,
Palestine, WCGA President Ghada Tafesh is a junior majoring in Biology and
English. She tutors her peers in both English and Math, participates in
Muhibbah, and contributes to The Wilson Billboard. Ghada is also a tour guide,
a class officer (Historian), a Nexxt Scholar, and a PLEN Ambassador.
Rev. Rosie Magee
Helen Carnell Eden Chaplain
Rev. Magee, who is from Northern Ireland, has a Master of Divinity degree from the Lancaster Theological Seminary and a master’s degree in voluntary sector organization from the London School of Economics. Previously, she worked as an optometrist and for several international development agencies. The Wilson chaplaincy “combines my passion for spiritual development, education and intentional community,” Magee said.
PERFORMANCES BY THE WILSON COLLEGE CHOIR
Elizabeth Thorpe, Director
Patti Plasterer, College Organist
The Convocation ceremony begins with an academic procession of faculty, staff and students in regalia. It is particularly important that returning Wilson Students, as well as those new to Wilson, be a part of this event in which we celebrate the spirit of community and formally affirm our personal commitment to the Honor Principle.