Although Julianne White really loves all of the literature of the British Victorian and Modern periods, she is especially devoted to the poetry of Yeats and the idea of metaphor. She also loves teaching the British literature surveys (English 221 and 222), World Literature, Contemporary Literature, English 302: Business Writing, and English grammar (believe it or not). She also loves Shakespeare, Native American literature, film studies, and analyzing the rhetoric of Major League Baseball, soap operas and game shows.
In spite of all that, if White could go back and live her life over again, she would have a tough time choosing between becoming a forensic pathologist/medical examiner and a wildlife biologist, devoted to the study and conservation of the world's tiger population. The only obstacle would be all those chemistry and biology classes!
White lived in Houston, Texas, for most of her life where she taught high school before going to the University of New Mexico (UNM) for her doctorate, where she fell in love with the beauty of the Southwest. She graduated from UNM in 2002, then taught in Alabama for a couple of years; but her husband and White both really missed the turquoise skies of the Southwest, so when the opportunity to return came, they jumped at it. They love living here with their pride of cats: Bean, Sheba, L'il Sam, Gigi, Maximus, Tink, Ginger, Ebbie, Monkey, Blossom, Big Head Todd, Honey, Bear, Little Buddy and Rufus the Red.