The 2018 SUNY Council on Writing Conference is proud to host Dr. Ken Lindblom as our Friday Speaker!


An English and writing teacher for over 30 years, Ken Lindblom has taught students from grade 7 through the doctoral level. He is currently Associate Professor of English at Stony Brook University, where he has taught courses in English teacher education, rhetoric, and composition for the past 15 years. He is currently teaching an online undergraduate course, “Reading Social Media.”

His books include Grammar Rants: How a Backstage Tour of Writing Complaints Can Help Students Make Informed, Savvy Choices About Their Writing (Heinemann 2011) with Patricia Dunn, and Continuing the Journey 2: Becoming a Better Teacher of Authentic Writing with Leila Christenbury (NCTE, Nov. 2018). He has published dozens of articles on teaching English and Writing, and he was editor of NCTE’s English Journal from 2008-2013.

A member of the SUNY Task Force on Micro-Credentials, Ken is also the founder of SUNY’s first Digital Badge program, which awards graduate students micro-credentials that align with their professional goals, and he frequently consults with other universities as they establish micro-credentials programs. Twitter: @Klind2013.

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