About Me

Dr. William C. “Liam” Corley 

Professor of English

Just your typical husband, father, professor, officer, veteran, poet, and disciple. I keep my hair short to hide the grey ones. In the words of the immortal Indiana Jones: “It’s not the years; it’s the mileage.” I’ve been married to Amy for over twenty years. Stephen, Clare, Dorothy, and Samuel are also part of our happy home.

Twenty-Seven Other Things I’m Grateful For

1. Boots 

2. Growing up in a small town 

3. My teachers, especially Steve Axelrod (Riverside), Arthur Quinn (Berkeley), Emory Elliott (Riverside), Sandy Muir (Berkeley), John Engell (San Jose State), and Michael Phillips (Ridgecrest). 

4. All the other Corleys 

5. Doors 

6. Camping in the mountains 

7. Drip coffee 

8. Journal of Veteran Studies

9. A pull-up bar, free weights, and a Concept2 Model C rowing machine in my garage 

10. Friends in Texas

11. The best colleagues a professor could have 

12. www.blueletterbible.org 

13. Backpacks 

14. Lithuanian-born poets who wrote in Polish and English 

15. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship 

16. Aragorn

17. PDFs

18. Manual transmission cars 

19. Poetry 

20.The Nineteenth Century 

21. Geoffrey Chaucer* 

22. MacBooks  

23. Lagers, Ales, and the occasional Stout 

24. Tuesdays 

25. Food 

26. Silence 

27. Students dedicated to growth and learning


*A paid political announcement. My real #21 is T.S. Eliot. Or Walt Whitman. Or Emily Dickinson. Or Longfellow, Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, Stephen Crane, Melville, Henry James, William Dean Howells, Annie Dillard, and so on and so forth. You get the picture.

Department of English & Foreign Languages 

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 

Room 243, Building 24, Pomona, CA 91768

(909)869-3818             wccorley@cpp.edu