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Stephanie Donnelly

Visiting Instructor of English
Humanities and Teacher Education, Seaver College
CAC 103A


Stephanie Donnelly teaches courses in composition and popular culture. At Loyola Marymount University, she served in the departments of English and Education and was LMU's ACCESS (A Community Committed to Excellence in Scientific Scholarship) designated writing instructor. She was previously the assistant director of Azusa Pacific University's Writing Center and APU's first-year writing coordinator.

As a writer and editor of translated works, her publications include the Vampire Hunter D novel series (Dark Horse Comics), Cowboy Bebop, Parasyte, Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy and Wonder 3, the art instruction book How to Draw Manga, illustrated volumes on the lives of Anne Frank and Mother Teresa, and many other titles. Her series have been nominated for the Eisner Award and have won the Kodansha Manga Award. She is senior editor for the music magazine The Big Takeover and has contributed to The Los Angeles Review of Books, DC Comics, and iTunes.


  • MA, English, Loyola Marymount University, With Distinction
  • BA, English, Pepperdine University


  • “Black Women’s Interiority and the Culture of Dissemblance in Poetic Justice” with Makeba Lavan, John Singleton: The Soulful Auteur, Ed. Joi Carr, Los Angeles (forthcoming, 2024).
  • Series Editor, Itazura Na Kiss, Digital Manga Publishing, 2014.
  • Editor, Start With A Happy Ending, Digital Manga Publishing, 2012. 

  • Series Editor, Replica, Digital Manga Publishing, 2010-2012. 

  • Series Editor, Countdown 7 Days, Digital Manga Publishing, 2010-2012. 

  • Editor, How to Pen & Ink: The Manga Start-Up Guide, Digital Manga Publishing, 2006. 
  • Series Editor, Princess Ninja Scroll, Digital Manga Publishing, 2005.
  • Series Editor, Cafe Kichijoji, Digital Manga Publishing, 2004.
  • Series Editor, Hellsing, Dark Horse Publishing, 2004. 
  • Series Editor, Trigun, Dark Horse Publishing, 2003. 
  • Series Editor, Cowboy Bebop, Tokyopop Publishing, 2002. 
  • Editor, Initial D, Tokyopop Publishing, 2001.
  • Editor, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tokyopop Publishing, 2001.
  • Editor, GTO, Tokyopop Publishing, 2001.
  • Brett J. Love Award for Teaching Excellence, Humanities and Teacher Education Division, Pepperdine University, 2019.
  • Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominee: Best US Edition of International Material — Japan, Antique Bakery, 2007.
  • YASLA "Great Graphic Novels for Teens" Award, Antique Bakery, 2007.
  • Department of English Scholarship, Loyola Marymount University, 2001-2002.
  • Faculty-Staff Scholarship, Pepperdine University, 1998.
  • Golden Key National Honor Society Scholarship, Pepperdine University, 1997.
  • "Personal Pedagogies: Tutoring and Classroom Confidence," Freshman English Program (FEP) Training Conference, Loyola Marymount University, 25-27 Aug. 2007. 
  • “Caught in the Net,” San Diego Comic-Con International, San Diego, California, 15 July. 2000.
  • Professional Equity Project (PEP) Grant, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2017.
  • Teaching Fellowship, Department of English, Loyola Marymount University, 2002-2004.
  • Rains Research Grant, Loyola Marymount University, 2002-2003.


  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • ESL/ELL 
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Graphic Narrative
  • Translation/Localization
  • Visual and Performing Arts/Dance
  • Urban Studies/Los Angeles
  • Writing in the Sciences


  • English Composition
  • American Language and Culture
  • Composition for English Language Learners