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writer , English language educator

Shawn P. Gillen, American English language educator, writer. Named Midwest Faculty fellow, University Chicago, 1996, Continuing Education and Extension fellow, University Minnesota, 1993; recipient Mentor Writing award, The Loft, Minneapolis, 1992, Phee Boon Kang prize, 2003. Member Modern Language Association, Henry James Society.

Background

Gillen, Shawn P. was born on January 4, 1962 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Albert John and JoAnne Marie (Dyer) Gillen.

Education

Bachelor in English, St. John's University, Minneapolis, 1984. Master of Arts in English, University Minnesota, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Minnesota, 1994.

Career

Managing editor, reporter Twin Cities Courier, Minneapolis, 1985-1987. Contributing writer City Pages, 1985-1990. Community editor, writer Minnesota Daily, 1988-1991.

Teaching assistant University Minnesota, 1988-1994. Associate professor English, Beloit (Wisconsin) College, since 1994, chairman department, since 2001. Visiting professor Glasgow (Scotland) University, 2001.

Scholar-in-residence Newberry Library., Chicago, since 2002.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Retake the Falling Snow, 2001. Contributor articles to professional publications, including Henry James Review, Encyclopedia Travel Writing, Colorado Review.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Henry James Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Bicycling, swimming, music.

Connections

Married Barbara Josephine Higgins, July 29, 1995. Children: Claire, Niall.

father:
Albert John Gillen

mother:
JoAnne Marie (Dyer) Gillen

spouse:
Barbara Josephine Higgins

children:
Claire Gillen

Niall Gillen