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Cyn Kitchen

Chair & Associate Professor of English

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Galesburg, IL 61401



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A Knox creative writing education opens doors to many possible futures for our graduates.

Many are pursuing their education...

  • Graduate Student, Creative Writing, Southern Illinois University, Maggie Ruswick ’20
  • Graduate Student, Creative Writing & English, Northwestern University, Katana Smith ’20
  • Graduate Student, Creative Nonfiction, New England College, Kira Carney ’20
  • Graduate Student, Poetry, University of Idaho, Libby Croce ’19
  • Graduate Student, Advertising, Boston University College of Communications, Shruti Mungi ’19

Several are writers and editors...

  • Freelance Writer & Social Media Manager, Paper Raven Books, Parker Stocksdale ’20
  • Web Designer, Arts, Writing, and Expression Collaborative, Theodore Turner ’20
  • Technical Writer, Elite Editing, Sarah Carter ’20
  • Contributing Writer, BioBuzz, Erika Riley ’19
  • Associate Producer, Kindling Group, Julia Mondschean ’18
  • Marketing Manager, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Rachel Landman ’17
  • Content Strategist/Copywriter, Aon, Sheena Rafferty ’12
  • Author, Adam Soto ’10
  • Editor, WBEZ-FM 91.5, Alex Keefe ’06

Some go into education...

  • Teacher, VIPKid, Catherine Womach ’19
  • Junior College Coach, College Possible, Jayel Gant ’18
  • Student Aide, The Cove School, Benjamin Heichman ’17
  • English Teacher, St. Mary’s Academy, Alison Gaines ’13
  • Assistant Professor of Activist and Performance Writing, Department of English, Susquehanna University, Monica Prince ’12
  • Principal Operations Consultant, Illinois State Board of Education, Matthew Whitaker ’05

And some have found success in other fields...

  • Principal Risk Management Advisor, Insurance Risk Managers, Luke Sherman ’19
  • Anti-Money Laundering Investigator, Umpqua Bank, Brendan Reeves ’18
  • Production Assistant, Paramount Pictures, Jakub Dulak ’17
  • Mental Health Therapist, Seattle Counseling Service, Peter Thomas ’12
  • Program Director, Media and Movements: Storytelling for Justice, HECUA, Emily Oliver ’11
  • Financial Advisor, CSB, Patrick Sloan ’04

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Top Job Titles of Creative Writing Alumni

  1. Editor
  2. English Teacher
  3. Tutor
  4. Administrative Assistant
  5. Teaching Assistant
  6. Co-Editor


Creative Writing Alumni Working in Related Field

Top Occupations of Creative Writing Alumni

  1. Postsecondary Teachers
  2. Editors
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Writers and Authors
  5. Administrative Assistants
  6. Public Relations Managers


Estimated Salary of Alumni with Creative Writing Degrees

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Printed on Sunday, April 21, 2024