Years at Knox: 1997 to present
M.F.A., 1992, University of Massachusetts.
B.A., 1987, University of Massachusetts.
Creative writing, fiction, non-fiction, children's literature.
"Like Falling Up Into a Storybook': Trauma and Intertextual Repetition in Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak." Children's Literature Association Quaterly 35 (2010): 395-414.
"Total Stalker." Errant Parent (2010.)
"Ooga Booga and the Writing Life." Diet Soap (October 2009). Essay Podcast November 2009.
"Kafka and Me." The Short Humor Site (September 2009).
"Potluck." Errant Parent (September 2009).
"Liz Lochhead," "William Steig," "Russell Hoban," Entries in Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, Ed., Donald Hasse, Greenwood Press, (2008).
"A Boy Called Horse." Paradigm 7 (2008).
"The Secret Diet." Ken again (2005): 1-5.
"Shrinking." Rose and Thorn (2005).
"The Mother/Daughter Plot Enters the Twilight Zone." Paper, Children's Literature Association Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2010.
"I Am Outcast: Trauma and Repetition in Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak." Children‘s Literature Association Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2009.
Campus & Community Involvement
College Conduct Council.
Student Life Committee.
Knox's Team X-Ray places second among 15 liberal arts colleges that competed in an intense regional contest involving programming teams from colleges and universities in five states.
Finals and term projects can be more than tests and papers, as Knox College faculty make engaging assignments and exams -- including design your own superhero -- to evaluate student academic achievements.
A Knox College graduate and vice president of development at the Greater Peoria Business Alliance, Jim Lynch is among the young leaders recognized by InterBusiness Issues magazine.