Associate professor of English at Rocky Mountain College Precious McKenzie recently received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award. In January 2021, she will begin her research at University College Cork, Ireland, as part of a project to study Irish folktales and legends.
McKenzie is also an author of dozen of children and young adult books on a wide variety of topics from bugs and birds to rainbow s and rainforests. McKenzie joined the faculty at Rocky Mountain College in fall 2011 and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Her most recent book Cinderyeti is a clever and charming mixed up version of Cinderella and the Abominable Snowman, illustrated by Billings artist Edward Tanzosh.