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Ph.D. Folklore, Indiana University, Bloomington,
Dr. McEntire’s research interests include folk narrative, folk music, and folk belief. She writes, “I'm very interested in ‘the art of everyday life.’ Folklore celebrates the creative work of ordinary people, not just the ‘elite.’” In 2010 Dr. McEntire lived in Ireland, sponsored by a Fulbright grant, where she studied traditional music acquisition.
Dr. McEntire found honors classes to be a rewarding part of her undergraduate program, though there was no full-scale honors program to complete. Since she began teaching at ISU, she has actively taught Honors students in her regular classes, and she will soon teach her first General Honors course entitled “Legend and Belief” in the Fall 2009.
TYPICAL CLASSES TAUGHT
Dr. McEntire is excited to teach Legend and Belief, a popular 300 level General Honors class that was first offered in Fall 2009 and will be offered again in Spring 2011.
This course allows Honors students to read local and widespread legends, learn how to conduct folklore interviews, and visit legend sites firsthand.
ADVICE TO HONORS STUDENTS
“I would encourage honors students to take courses on ‘new’ topics, something they are unfamiliar with. This makes for a good intellectual ‘stretch,’ an important part of college life. Be ready, always, to be surprised!” -Dr. McEntire