Dr. Bonnie Noonan

Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2003
M.A., University of New Orleans, 1991
B.G.S., University of New Orleans, 1984
Specialties: Composition & Rhetoric, Business & Technical Writing, Film Theory & Criticism, Gender Theory, African American Literature

Bonnie Noonan received her Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University in May 2003 with an emphasis in composition and rhetoric, African-American literature, and feminist theory. Her teaching experience includes developmental to advanced composition; business, technical, and science writing; and various literature courses covering works from Antigone and Medea to The Color Purple and The Autobiography of My Mother. She received the Norman C. Francis Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010. Her books Women Scientists in Fifties Science Fiction Films (2005) and Gender in Science Fiction Films, 1964-1979: A Critical Study (2015) have been published by McFarland. Among other articles, she has published "When Life Gives You Lemons: Katrina as Subject" in South Central Review (2007) and "Love in the Composition Classroom” in Louisiana English Journal (2012). She is currently working on Gender in the Science Fiction Films of the Eighties and "Stories from Stories: Teaching Literary Devices." And finally, she is honored to have been chosen by the students to be the inspirational speaker at Xavier's Spring 2015 Finals Prayer Service.

Professor Noonan may be contacted at: (504) 520-7355 or by e-mail at bnoonan@xula.edu.