I’m Ken Lindblom. I’ve spent my life and almost all my energy in teaching and higher education administration. I’m now Professor of English 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 of the National Council of Teachers of English’s English Journal (2008-2013), and was on the executive board of the Conference on English Education (2014-2018). I served as the Director of English Teacher Education at Stony Brook for 12 years before I became dean of the School of Professional Development.