Kenneth Lindblom

Director of English Teacher Education and
Associate Professor of English

Ken Lindblom is Associate Professor in the Department of English, where he teaches English methods courses, graduate composition & rhetoric courses, adolescent literature, and directs the English Teacher Education Program. He joined the Stony Brook faculty in 2003; Lindblom was previously Associate Professor of English at Illinois State University since 1997. Before taking university positions, Dr. Lindblom was Director of the Mid-State Teacher Center and, before that, a full- time teacher of English at Columbia High School in East Greenbush, NY. He holds New York State Permanent Teacher Certification in English, grades 7-12; a Ph.D. in English (Composition and Cultural Rhetoric) from Syracuse University; an MA in English from SUNY Albany; and a BA in Writing & Literature from Southampton College (LIU). He has won eight awards for his teaching. In 2004, Ken was awarded a Students' Choice Award for Advising at Stony Brook University. In 2012, he was named an Educator of Excellence by the New York State English Council. Since 2008, Ken Lindblom has been editor of English Journal, the oldest and most widely-read national journal devoted to teaching English grades 6-12. After editing 30 issues, his term as editor will end with the July 2013 issue.

Lindblom has authored or co-authored over a dozen essays on theory, history, and practice of the teaching of writing and English for peer-reviewed journals, including Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education, English Journal, Rhetoric Review, The English Record, Journal of Advanced Composition, and Journal of Pragmatics, and several essay collections. In 2011, he co-authored Grammar Rants ( with Patricia A. Dunn. Ken has presented dozens of papers at national conferences, including the annual conventions of the National Council of Teachers of English and the Conference on College Composition and Communication. For more information about Professor Lindblom, please visit: lindblom.html