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 and Director of English Teacher Education 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 (member of the executive board of the United University Professions, UUP (NYSUT)), and I am an associate dean; thus, riding the borders of management and labor.
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.
The opinions expressed in my blog are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of Stony Brook University, NCTE, UUP, or any other group of which I am a member.