Tom Bonner


Tom Bonner and Bob Skinner

XRP/XR Editor Emeritus

Since 2008, Dr. Thomas Bonner, Jr. has been Professor Emeritus, generally teaching one course each semester in American literature and related fields. Formerly, he was W.K. Kellogg Professor and Chair of English as well as editor of Xavier Review and its press. Twice he has served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy. He has written studies of William Faulkner and Kate Chopin and other writers as well as poetry and fiction. He still finds inspiration in Chaucer’s country parson, who practices what he preaches, and like writer Booth Tarkington he takes his work seriously but not himself.

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Photo: Editor Emeritus Tom Bonner (right) celebrates the sucess of the press with former Managing Editor Bob Skinner.