Dr. Mark Fulk Elected President of the Aphra Behn Society

Siloam Springs, Ark (January 10, 2001) — Mark Fulk, Ph.D., faculty member in John Brown University's English and Performing Arts Departments, was elected president by members of the Aphra Behn Society at the organization's annual conference in Denver this past November. Dr. Fulk's 2001 term as president began January 1. He is the first male to head up this literary organization. "This is my area of academic specialty," Fulk says. "I am extremely honored to be able to serve this organization."

The Aphra Behn Society is dedicated to encouraging and advancing research that focuses on issues of gender and/or women's role in the arts of early modern culture, circa 1660-1800. Through its newsletter, Web site and annual meeting, the Behn Society seeks to promote an exchange of information and ideas among members of the various disciplines engaged in related research.

Terri Wubbena, Chair of the Division of Language and Arts at John Brown University, says of her colleague, "I am very pleased that Dr. Fulk has been elected president of this organization. He is very deserving of the honor and I believe will contribute much to the work of the society's members."

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,500 students from 46 states and 30 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.