Marilyn Quigley is a visiting fellow with the Independent Women’s Forum. Marilyn is professor emerita of English at Evangel University, a private Christian school in Springfield, Missouri, where she taught over 30 years, serving as director of composition and of the school’s writing center as well as a teacher of literature, composition, and creative writing. Prior to her university career, Marilyn taught high school, wrote curriculum for a publishing company, directed a church children’s choir, and focused on family.

Marilyn’s two published books are Hell Frozen Over: The Battle of the Bulge and Journey to Elsewhere, a historical novel for children about the Underground Railroad. Other publishing credits include a children’s musical, poetry, articles, short stories, a blog, and pieces on the COVID-19 vaccine published in RealClearScience and Genetic Literacy Project.

Regularly serving in leadership roles for church and community organizations, Marilyn heads committees and a Bible study, speaks to groups, mentors young women, and holds membership in university, religious, writing, and political organizations. Of prime importance is family: a husband, two sons and daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. She and her husband, a retired illustrator and designer, live in Springfield, Missouri.