Assistant Professor of English
Director of English/English Education
Ph. D. University of Louisiana, Lafayette 2002
M.A. Notre Dame, Indiana 1989
B.A. Xavier University 1980
Specialties: Folklore, American Literature, Women's Literature
Sister Donna's educational endeavors actually began at Xavier as a student. In subsequent years, she has taught at Xavier Prep in New Orleans and at St. Catherine's Native American School in New Mexico. After numerous years in the Southwest among the Pueblos and Navahos, Sister returned to Xavier to teach prior to beginning doctoral studies. She describes her recent return to Xavier University, "all doctored up," as a homecoming. The circular path that her education has taken has allowed her to live, to work, and to be enriched by different cultural communities. Her educational training is in folklore, early American, contemporary American, and Renaissance literature. Sister's special interest is in women's culture, American folklore, and cultural studies.
Professor Gould may be contacted at: (504)520-5162 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.