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.
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 $3,000 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.