Mike Pringle is a native of the Spokane area and graduated from Gonzaga University (in a previous millennium). His Grandfather, Wilfred Pringle, graduated from Gonzaga in 1933. In the 1980s Mike served six years as a Sonar Technician on nuclear submarines (USS Haddock & USS Hawkbill), making many deployments in the Pacific arena. He earned his graduate degrees from Washington State University: a Master’s Degree focused on Shakespeare’s plays, and a Ph.D. in the area of Early American Literature.
Mike was originally hired in 1999 as a one-year replacement to teach Shakespeare, and was later hired as a tenure-track, assistant professor (via a national search) when an American Literature position opened in the Department. He was advanced to associate professor in 2009, and served three years as Department Chair. In addition to teaching in his areas of expertise Mike also translated his interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy into various classes, both at the upper and lower-division levels. Mike was promoted to full professor in 2016.
“Strange New Worlds: Gender Disparity in Star Trek.” The Star Trek Universe, Identity, Gender and Beyond. Ed. Nadine Farghaly. McFarland Pub. (In-Press, 2017).
“Re-Thinking Education: Philosophy and Literature in an Interdisciplinary Perspective: Ethics and Shakespeare.” Voyages Journal of Contemporary Humanism 2 (2013). [http://voyagesjournal.org/re-thinking-education-philosophy-and-literature-in-an-interdisciplinary-perspective-ethics-and-shakespeare/] (co-authored with Erik Schmidt).
“Equiano’s Interesting Life and the Difficulties of Teaching the Early American Literature Survey Course.” Teaching The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written By Himself. University of Tennessee Press, 2011. pp 239-254.
“The Scarlet Lever: Hester’s Civil Disobedience.” Reprinted in Children’s Literature Review, vol 163. Cengage Learning, 2011.
The MLA Style of Documentation: A Pocket Guide. Prentice Hall, 2010. (co-authored with John Gonzales).
The APA Style of Documentation: A Pocket Guide. Prentice Hall, 2010. (co-authored with John Gonzales).
“The Scarlet Lever: Hester’s Civil Disobedience.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance. 53.1. (2007): 31-55.
“One Christmas.” Reprinted in Wider than the Sky: 30 Years of Poetry East. Number 70. Spring 2011.
Spike Goes to Italy. Illustrator, John Bass. Chantilly: Mascot Books, 2009. (5% author royalties to Gonzaga in Florence library)
Spike, the Gonzaga Bulldog. Illustrator, Brad Vinson. Chantilly: Mascot Books, 2007. (no author royalties, bookstore gets the 5% profit)
“One Christmas.” Poetry East. Fall 2006, issue 57.
“The World by Submarine, circa 1985” & “After Fire” Rock & Sling. Fall, 2005.