"As the writing coordinator for the TRIO Achievement Program (a federally funded TRIO Student Support Services project that supports the retention to graduation of students from modest income backgrounds and those whose parents do not have a four-year college degree), I work with students in all disciplines and at all levels in their writing at Knox. While my teaching focuses on First-Year Preceptorial and College Writing I & II, my experiences with students have developed an interest in a broad range of subjects. My particular passion, though, is film, both in appreciating the history of the medium and enjoying what essayist and social critic Robert Warshow famously calls the 'immediate experience' of film-watching.
My dedication to writing across the curriculum and my love of film have enlivened my professional life, both for myself and the students with whom I work."
Years at Knox: 1993 to present
M.A., English, 1984, Indiana University.
B.A., English, 1978, St. Joseph's University.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder was selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Rana Tahir, a double major in creative writing and political science, wrote dozens of poems and created 29 paintings after interviewing Kuwaiti residents about the 1990 Iraqi occupation.
Knox College awarded more than $1,750 in prizes in the 2013 Al Young Art Show. Organizing 200 art works in an array of media is a challenge, according student Katie O'Connor, who helped arrange the entries.