Alayne Peterson became a faculty member at UW-Fond du Lac in the fall of 2005. Prior to that time she taught for one year as an English lecturer at UW-Fond du Lac and has also taught at Marquette University, UW-Waukesha, UW-Washington County, Columbia College in Chicago, Terra Community College in Ohio, and the University of Toledo.
From 2006 to 2009, Alayne served as the Engaging Students in the First Year (ESFY) coordinator on campus and was one of the faculty who taught the two day LEC 100 seminar class "Frankenstein" in the fall of 2005.
Alayne is interested in technology and its impact on our society--her English 102 class is called "Considering the Future" and is designed to encourage students to consider our technologically mediated lives. She has been the Associate Campus Chair of the English department since 2005.
Alayne has presented regularly at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, and will be giving her paper "The Father The Gun and the Holy Profit: Mad Max Fury Road as Critique" at the 38th meeting in March 2017. She will also present on Steampunk Literature to the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians at their annual meeting in April 2017.
Her poems have appeared in Poetry Quarterly, Verse Wisconsin, the Front Range Review and others.
Alayne lives along the Ice Age Trail and enjoys gardening, swimming, and reading anything William Gibson writes.