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World Literature Today
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PositionStaff Member
Executive Director & Neustadt ProfessorRobert Con Davis-Undiano
Assistant Director & Editor in ChiefDaniel Simon
Managing EditorMichelle Johnson
Book Reviews EditorRob Vollmar
Art & Web DirectorJen Rickard Blair
Programs & DevelopmentTerri D. Stubblefield
Circulation & AccountsKay Blunck

Robert Con Davis-Undiano


Robert Con Davis-Undiano
rcdavis@ou.edu

Dr. Robert Con Davis-Undiano is Executive Director for the World Literature Today organization, overseeing all of its operations including Chinese Literature TodayWorld Literature Today in Chinese, and Latin American Literature Today. He is Neustadt Professor in Literature and the director of the Latino Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma. He also provides leadership at OU’s College of Liberal Studies and the OU Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies. He is the host of the Current Conversations TV show on OETA (public television) and KGOU (radio). His most recent book is Mestizos Come Home!  Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity (Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2017).

Daniel Simon


Daniel Simon
dsimon@ou.edu

Daniel joined the staff of World Literature Today in 2002. A Nebraska native, he received his MA and PhD in comparative literature—with an emphasis in translation studies—from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 2000. At OU, in addition to his work at WLT, he teaches for the Department of English and serves on the affiliate faculty of the Department of International & Area Studies and the Schusterman Center for Judaic & Israel Studies. A poet, translator, and member of the Academy of American Poets, his books of poems include Cast Off (2015) and After Reading Everything (2016). His latest book project, Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867–2017, which he edited, received a 2018 Nebraska Book Award. Daniel’s poems have been nominated for multiple prizes, including two Pushcarts; translated into French, German, Greek, Spanish, and Turkish; and reprinted in the anthologies World English Poetry (2015) and Oklahoma Poems . . . and Their Poets (2014). He lives in Norman with his wife and three daughters.

Michelle Johnson


Michelle Johnson
lmjohnson@ou.edu

Poetry, novels, short stories, essays, legal briefs and opinions, travel writing, food writing, memoir—Michelle enjoys them all. She collects books but considers even a brief interruption of Internet access a crisis. Also a lawyer, Michelle teaches persuasive legal writing to law students and coaches moot court teams. She occasionally teaches the Neustadt international literature course and a law and literature course. Michelle enjoys movies, cooking, visiting with family and friends, and discovering new cities on foot with her husband, Mark.

Rob Vollmar

Rob Vollmar

Rob Vollmar
robvollmar@ou.edu

Rob Vollmar has contributed reviews and articles to WLT since 2006. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Rob is a graduate of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and has worked as a writer and musician. He is the co-author of three graphic novels. He is currently pursuing a master of arts in integrative studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Jen Rickard Blair


Jen Rickard Blair
jlrickard@ou.edu

Jen Blair is the art and web director at World Literature Today. She has worked at WLT since 2011 and has a professional background in graphic design and web development. Jen provides illustrations for the magazine on occasion, and is also the web developer for Latin American Literature Today and Chinese Literature Today. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2007 with a BA in journalism and mass communication and a minor in Italian. She was named one of Folio: magazine’s “15 Under 30” in 2012.

Terri D. Stubblefield


Terri D. Stubblefield
tdstubb@ou.edu

Terri Stubblefield, an Oklahoma native, has been the Programs & Development Director at World Literature Today at the University of Oklahoma since August 2001. Terri has more than 30 years’ experience in marketing and promotions in the private sector, and has been a registered barber for 39 years. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and she is an alumna of the University of Oklahoma. She has been married to Joe for 29 years, has a granddaughter Abby, and two black Labradors, Hannah and her dog Hank.

Kay Blunck

Kay Blunck WLT

Kay Blunck
kblunck@ou.edu