Program Information

English has a lot to offer, representing a broad range of academic, practical, and humanist concerns. Our classes promote fluency in academic reading and writing, as well as work environments and personal living outside the classroom. We provide windows with views into the broadest range of human experience.

What Does The English Department Have To Offer?

You can find information about the following on this website:

  • Full-time faculty members, including office locations, phone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Kaleidoscope, Kishwaukee College's student run newspaper
  • Kamelian, Kishwaukee College's student literary and art magazine
  • Various contests and scholarship opportunities
  • Writing resources, including assistance in the Learning Skills Center (LSC)
  • Provides reading courses

Get Published!

The Kaleidoscope, Kishwaukee College's student run newspaper, continually seeks applications from students. Check out the different opportunities (not just writing!) that await you. Alternatively, you can read related Journalism course descriptions.

The Kamelian, Kishwaukee College's student literary and art magazine, accepts yearly submissions of art (3D and 2D), photography, poetry, short stories, and essays from students. You can download a current general information sheet and an entry form when they become available.

Get Money!

Kishwaukee College offers an assortment of essay contests and scholarship opportunities related to English studies: (For now, feel free to check out these opportunities.)

  • Paul Simon Essay Contest
  • Perry/Cornell Reading and Study Skills Scholarship
  • Perry/Cornell Journalism Scholarship
  • Jeanne Henderson Memorial Scholarship

Kishwaukee Resources

Want one-on-one help with your writing? English tutors are available in the Learning Skills Center:
Monday & Wednesday: 9:30am - 1:00pm; 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - Noon

Find course descriptions of any English classes we teach in the Kishwaukee College Catalog.

Can't find your English classroom? Have your room number ready and view the interactive Campus Map.

Contact Information

Todd West
Coordinator, Instructor
815-825-2086, ext. 2670
Office: B2318

John Desjarlais
815-825-2086, ext. 2620
Office: A2201

Carl Fuerst
815 825-2086, ext. 2640
Office: A2236

Nathan Gordon
815-825-2086, ext. 2870
Office: B2317

Tina Hultgren
815-825-2086, ext. 2280
Office: B2321

Ami Irmen
815-825-2086, ext. 2780
Office: A2235

Bonnie Miller
815-825-2086, ext. 3010
Office: A2204

Ann Mueller
815-825-2086, ext. 3610
Office: A2240

Beth Parks
815-825-2086, ext. 3170
Office: B2320

Amy Smith
815-825-2086, ext. 2080
Office: A2211

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