She joins our growing formal programming team alongside Leanna Renee Hieber (Literary Programming Coordinator) and the department head Trissa Hall.
Melissa D. Aaron, aka.”Moonyprof,” is a Professor of English and Foreign Languages at Cal Poly Pomona, where she teaches a Harry Potter course. Her area is Renaissance drama, especially Shakespeare and the history of the theater business. In the Harry Potter fandom, she specializes in werewolves. She has given several papers on Lupin and werewolves at the HPEFanon conferences since 2005, including “The Werewolf Renaissance, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Moon” in 2012, and “Lycanthropy Legislation in a Modern World: A Modest Proposal” at Misti-Con in 2013.