Kim van Alkemade

Office: Horton Hall 305 
(717) 477-1506

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PhD in English, concentration in Composition and Rhetoric, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1997

Teaching Interests: 

  • Creative nonfiction writing
  • Multi-genre creative writing
  • First-year academic writing
  • Technical writing

Undergraduate Courses Taught: 

ENG 224: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 335: Creative Nonfiction Writing
ENG 435: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing

Current Projects: 

Sound the Lake. A novel in progress, supported by an unpaid Professional Leave from Shippensburg University, Fall semester 2018. 

Featured Publications: 

Bachelor Girl. A historical novel published by Simon and Schuster (2018). 

Orphan # 8. A historical novel published by William Morrow (2015). 

Creative Nonfiction Publications:

“Resting Place.” Alaska Quarterly Review. Spring/Summer 2009. 

“Severance Pay.” CutBank. July 2008. 

“Hitching.” The Rambler. January/February 2008. 

“Spinster Punk.” So To Speak. Winter/Spring 2008. 

"Forgotten Fathers: A Memoir.” Proteus: A Journal of Ideas. Fall 2002.

Academic Publications: 

“Orphans Together: A History of New York’s Hebrew Orphan Asylum.” Proceedings of the 2006 Biennial Scholars’ Conference on American Jewish History. 2006. 

“The Pedagogy of Pleading: Research Grant Proposals as a Creative Nonfiction Assignment.” Pedagogy Papers 2006. Associated Writing Programs, 2006: 209.

"Writing Program Administrators Stopping and Starting Over." With co-authors Keith Rhodes, Ruth Mirtz and Susan Taylor. WPA: Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators 25.3 (Spring 2002): 79-96. 

"The Triangle of Organized Labor, Writing Instruction, and Education Technology." Workplace: The Journal for Academic Labor, June 2001. Available 

"Questioning the Humanist Vision of Computer Technology." ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication Skills. Indiana University: Bloomington, Indiana, 1996.