Lorraine Walsh Cashman has been Associate Director of the American Folklore Society since 2009, managing the Society's membership, communications, and annual meeting.
Before coming to the Society, Cashman taught introductory writing and literature classes at Indiana University and The Ohio State University Department of English. She served as multimedia editor of web-based curricular material for the Agency for Instructional Technology in Bloomington, Indiana, and as managing editor of The Information Society, a quarterly journal publishing research in social informatics. Earlier, she was the editorial associate at the Center for Foreign Policy Development of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.
Cashman received her BA in English and anthropology magna cum laude from Brown University (1988). She received her MA in English with a minor in folklore from Indiana University (1996), concentrating on narrative and genre theory and the relationships between folklore and literature. She also earned an MIS in Information Science (2000) from Indiana University, focusing on computer-mediated communication and instructional technology.
- Genre Theory
- Folklore & Literature
- MIS, Information Science Indiana University (2000)
- MA, English Literature w. Folklore minor, Indiana University (1996)
- BA, English and Anthropology, Brown University (1988)