Lasting Lessons – James Nash

An influential member of the English Department throughout his 37-year tenure, Professor Emeritus James Nash is remembered for his keen sense of humor and genuine interest in his students’ success. “Dr. Nash epitomized what it meant to be both professional and approachable,” says Elizabeth Voltman ’97, ’02 MA, Supervisor CERT ’11. “I learned a great deal from him about the writing process and teaching writing.” Retired since 2009, Professor Nash has spent the past few summers teaching English in China and Austria. Read more about him at