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According to Edward Rielly, “A lifelong interest in writing led me to create the Writing and Publishing major. The program builds on writing courses that I have taught for years and leads students into the world of publishing (and often their first publishing credits). Both teaching and writing give me great personal satisfaction.” Professor Rielly has been a member of the English Department since 1978, and is a former dean of the distance education at Saint Joseph’s College. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, gardening, and writing.


The Sister Fidelma Mysteries: Essays on the Historical Novels of Peter Tremayne (McFarland, 2012).

Legends of American Indian Resistance (ABC-CLIO, 2011).

To Sadie at 18 Months and Other Poems (Moon Pie Press, 2011).

Murder 101: Essays on Teaching Detective Fiction (McFarland, 2009).

Football: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2009).

Sitting Bull: A Biography (Greenwood, 2007).

Old Whitman Loved Baseball and Other Baseball Poems (Moon Pie Press, 2007).

Baseball in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching the National Pastime (McFarland, 2006).

F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography (Greenwood, 2005) .

Ways of Looking: Poems of the Farm (Moon Pie Press, 2005).