Eliese Goldbach ’08, an adjunct professor in the Department of English, promoted her debut memoir Rust: A memoir of Steel and Grit, on NBC’s Today Show during the 9 a.m. hour on Monday. Mar. 2.
Goldbach’s memoir follows her backstory and is described as: "A young woman's debut memoir of grit and tenacity, as she returns to the conservative hometown she always longed to escape to earn a living in the steel mill that casts a shadow over Cleveland."
Goldbach, a first-semester adjunct professor in the English Department and graduate of John Carroll, credited her time at the University as an influential marker in her past:.
“John Carroll has such a strong English Department,” she said. “Coming here prompted me to become a writer. My own writing has a very Midwest focus that was shaped by being here.”
Goldbach pointed to several individuals in the English Department as mentors in her path to success. Maryclaire Moroney was her thesis director and fueled her understanding of literature. She also credits Debby Rosenthal and Phil Metres as being helpful in her transition to being a professor.
Goldbach highlighted George Bilgere as one of her most positive influences as a student searching for future direction during her stint on campus in University Heights.