Tara DaPra joined the English faculty in the fall of 2012. She enjoys working with writers of all abilities both online and in the traditional classroom setting, and she especially enjoys working with students individually during “conference week.” Her teaching philosophy centers on the idea that writers can discover what they’re trying to say through the writing process and with the aid of fellow writers. She’s certain that the process of writing is a great philosophy for most difficult tasks in work and life.
While studying at the University of Minnesota, Tara received the Walter H. Judd Fellowship for creative research in Ireland and the Gesell Award for excellence in creative writing, poetry. Her work has appeared in such publications as Creative Nonfiction, R-KV-R-Y, and The Rake. Tara also teaches at UW-Green Bay and lives with her family in a 112-year-old house in Green Bay’s Astor Park neighborhood.