Dr. Randy Brooks
Dean of the College
of Arts & Sciences

Keynote Speech
MU Opening Convocation

Randy M. Brooks, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin University

Office Address:


Shilling 209
1184 West Main Street        
Decatur, Illinois 62522

Dean's Office: (217) 424-6205
Campus e-mail: rbrooks@millikin.edu

Millikin University Haiku

Performance Learning Web Site

Dr. B's Links

 Brooks Books

Curriculum Vita

Sample Haiku

Bronze Man Books


my favorite car

Randy M. Brooks, Professor of English, received his Ph.D. from Purdue University with a concentration in rhetoric and professional writing. His areas of academic research include professional writing curriculum, rhetorical theory, hypermedia, web publishing, technical writing and computer aided publishing.

Dr. Brooks is the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and has been an active proponent of experiential learning as a means of integrating theory and practice in the curriculum. He encourages Millikin students to perform their knowledge and expertise in order to make a contribution beyond themselves. He has been an editor and publisher of Brooks Books since 1976.

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Haiku by Randy Brooks

dirt farmer's wife
at the screen door...
no tractor sound

Midwest Haiku Anthology


school's out—
a boy follows his dog
into the woods

Midwest Haiku Anthology


the mailman's dust
passes him
at the mailbox

Haiku World Anthology


her red curls
caught on a thorn--
she reaches the morel

Haiku World Anthology


new grave
a graduation tassle
hangs from the stone

Modern Haiku

An online collection of my tanka was published in 1998 which you may wish to read at:

Black Ant's Journey to Japan (AHA Online Books: Gualala, CA, 1998)


Dr. Brooks participates in a translation workshop at the Shiki Museum in Matsuyama, Japan. Conducted in a large tatami-mat room, this was the first time that he has presented a conference presentation on his knees.

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See an elementary school
student web anthology:

Harristown Elementary Haiku

Randy's Car

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This site is maintained by Dr. Randy Brooks, Acting Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Millikin University.
Contact: rbrooks@millikin.edu • © last updated: March 12, 2018