Professor, English, Director of First Year Writing
writing, the teaching and learning of writing, writing theories, journal writing, life story writing, writing groups, writing centers, creative non-fiction, dialects, language variation
Ph.D., University of Illinois – Chicago, 1999
M.A., University of Illinois – Chicago, 1990
B.A., Lewis University, 1983
National Council of Teachers of English Teachers
Writers Collaborative International Association of Writing Centers
Midwest Association of Writing Centers
Facilitator, Evergreen Park Library Writers’ Group, since 2005
Initiated the Beta Rho Writers/Life-Story Writing Group for the Local chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Fall 2008
Kennedy, S. M. (2017, June). “I must listen to my life”: Using writing to cultivate calling. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Estes Park, CO.
Kennedy, S. M. (2017, November). Bridging mindfulness: Contemplative learning practices as agency for teachers and students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, St. Louis, MO.