I’m Ken Lindblom. I’ve spent my life and almost all my energy in the field of education. I’m now a teacher educator, currently Associate Professor of English and Dean of the School of Professional Development at Stony Brook University, SUNY. I began my career at Columbia High School in East Greenbush, NY (1988-92); was a full-time doctoral student and part-time writing & English instructor at Syracuse University (92-96). I directed the Mid-State Teacher Center in Verona, NY (96-97), and then became an assistant professor of English at Illinois State University in Normal, IL (97-2003) before I moved to Stony Brook. I was editor the National Council of Teachers of English’s English Journal (2008-2013), and am now on the executive board of the Conference on English Education. I’m also a strong unionist, even though I’m not currently a member of a labor union (as a result of my position as dean). I was a member of the executive board of the United University Professions 2015-2017, UUP (NYSUT)).
I’ve co-authored two books. Grammar Rants with Patricia A. Dunn [Heinemann, 2011] and Making the Journey: Being and Becoming a Teacher of English Language Arts, Fourth Edition [Heinemann, 2016] with Leila Christenbury. Samples of each are available for free at the links. I had new book (co-authored with Leila Christenbury) from the National Council of Teachers of English published in November 2017, entitled Continuing the Journey: Becoming a Better Teacher of Literature and Informational Texts. A new book in the CTJ series will be published in November 2018: “Continuing the Journey 2: Becoming a Better Teacher of Writing and Language.”
The opinions expressed in my blog are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of Stony Brook University, NCTE, or any other group of which I am a member.