Ken Lindblom

Associate Dean, School of Professional Development and
Director, English Teacher Education

Ken Lindblom teaches English methods courses, graduate composition- rhetoric courses, adolescent literature, and has directed the English Teacher Education Program at Stony Brook since 2003. He has been Associate Dean in the School of Professional Development as for Academic Programs since December 2014. Before coming to Stony Brook, he was Associate Professor of English at Illinois State University (1997-2003). Previously, Dr. Lindblom was Director of the Mid-State Teacher Center and, before that an English teacher 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 & 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, and he was named a 2012 Educator of Excellence by the New York State English Council. 

From 2008-2013, Ken Lindblom was editor of English Journal, the oldest and most widely-read, peer-reviewed national journal devoted to teaching English grades 6-12. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference on English Education (NCTE) and a member of the statewide Executive Board of the United University Professions (the SUNY union). He is also president of the Stony Brook University chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, an organization for professional educators.

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 the book, Grammar Rants, with Patricia A. Dunn. He will co-author with Leila Christenbury the fourth edition of Making the Journey: Being and Becoming a Teacher of English Language Arts, due out from Heinemann in Fall 2016. Lindblom 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.