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The Knox College Program in Creative Writing celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017.

Career Outcomes

Department Chair

Chad Simpson

Associate Professor & Chair of English

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Graduate Student in Education, National Louis University. Ari Jindracek '18.
  • Graduate Student in Theater and Performance Arts, New York University. Jayel Gant '18.
  • Student, John Marshall Law School. Stephanie Nikitenko '17.
  • Graduate Student in Creative Writing - Poetry, University Of Idaho. Ryan Downum '16.
  • Graduate Student in Sports Media, Valparaiso University. Nathan Williams '13.
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University. Emily Oliver '11.

Some are writers and editors...

  • Associate Editor, Glass Lyre Press. Linda Kim '15.
  • Freelance Writer, Ariana Lisefski '14.
  • Freelance Writer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kaitlyn Duling '13.
  • Education Reporter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Matt McKinney '13.
  • Reporter, Daily Review Atlas, Monmouth, Illinois. Annie Pittman '12.
  • Writer and Digital Communications Editor and Content Strategist, Washington University in St. Louis. Rebecca King '09.
  • Author of And the Waters Turned to Blood and Founder, The Trail of Painted Ponies. Rodney Barker '68.

Some go into education...

  • English Teacher, Amerson Year in China. Heidi Reidel '14.
  • Ninth Grade English and Writing Teacher, Catalyst-Maria. Grace Davis '14. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Substitute Teacher, Charles City County Public School. Cameron Posey '12.
  • Classroom Assistant, Lake Country Montessori School. Casey Patrick '11.
  • Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of English, Stillman College.  Norman Golar '02. Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
  • Director, MFA in Creative Writing, University of Arizona.  Ander Monson '97.

And some have found success in other fields...

  • Property Manager, NuStyle Developers. Maria Silva '15.
  • Creative, Zeus Jones Ltd. Reuven Perlman '10.
  • Veterinary Technician, Animal Clinic of Clayton. Joe Estes '07. Clayton, Missouri.
  • News Anchor, KMBC Channel 9. Lara Moritz '90. Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Senator, State of Illinois. Don Harmon '88. Oak Park, Illinois.
  • Attorney and Author. William H. Colby '77. Kansas City, Missouri.

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