Dedman College 2021
Michael Holahan, associate professor of English in Dedman College, joined the SMU faculty in 1973 after earning B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Yale University, where he also served as assistant professor for several years. He has been a faculty member or co-director of SMU-in-Oxford for almost 30 years and chaired the Robert S. Hyer Society. Professor Holahan was honored with the Outstanding Professor Award, the Willis Tate Teaching Award, and the Perrine Award for teaching and scholarship. A scholar of early modern British literature, his primary research interests are Shakespeare, Milton and Ovid. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, and has reviewed, presented papers or participated in seminars at over 20 national and international conferences. He retires as professor emeritus of English.