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Christine Kern, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of English
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3484
Fax: (626) 812-3024
Christine Kern received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin and her B.A. from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her professional interests include creative prose, contemporary literature, and American literature, although her favorite novel is Anna Karenina.


Ph.D. - English, University of Wisconsin
M.A. - English, University of Wisconsin
B.A. - English, Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • English


  • American literature
  • Contemporary literature
  • English

Courses Taught

ENGL 111 – Introduction to Literature
ENGL 301 – Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL 354 – American Literature Since 1865
ENGL 377 – Shakespeare
ENGL 110 – Freshman Writing Seminar

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Kern has published fiction and creative nonfiction in literary, popular, religious journals, including Passages North, The Wisconsin Academy Review, Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, and Seventeen.

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dissertation Fellowship
Council of Wisconsin Writers Award for Short Fiction
The Milton Center Post-Graduate Fellowship for New Writers, Kansas

Special Interests and Activities

Creative prose
Contemporary literature, including British and American literatures
The intersections of Christian theology and the beliefs expressed in literature, especially the tension between dualistic views of human nature and those which reflect the incarnational validation of both flesh and spirit.

Office Hours

Mondays, 10:45-11:30am, and by appointment

Office Location

Faculty Quad, #7, East Campus

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