Rado invited to sit on doctoral committe

By Lara Sokoloff

English teacher Dr. Lisa Rado will sit on the doctoral committee of West Virginia University student Erin Johns Speese.

Rado has published works on modernist early 20th century literature, Speese’s area of interest. After reading her works, Speese requested Rado’s presence on her doctoral committee, a position which high school teachers are rarely chosen for.

“I was stunned when I received the e-mail. It was very flattering, and something I never expected I would get to do as a high school teacher,” Rado said.

Rado may have to participate in the panel via Skype, a video conferencing website which seems like the most logical way for Rado to be in the same virtual place as Speese and the doctoral committee, Rado said.