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K. Fawn Knight, Ph.D.
- Ph.D. in Reading Education (Cognate: English)
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, 1984
- M.A. (English)
Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California, 1973
- B.A. (English)
Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California, 1971
(Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama in Performance)
Mary Baldwin College and the Blackfriars Theater, Staunton, Virginia 2004
Dr. Fawn Knight has taught English and the Humanities at Kentucky Christian University since l996. Prior to coming to Kentucky, she taught English at Rochester College, in Rochester, Michigan, and was an adjunct lecturer in children's literature at Oakland University. She has combined teaching with administrative duties in a number of positions, most recently as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Kentucky Christian.
Dr. Knight's research interests include the history of children's literature in English and British literature, particularly that of the English Renaissance. In 1991, she won a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for post-doctoral studies in the English Reformation at the Ohio State University. She is also a Fellow of the Salzburg Institute, in Salzburg, Austria, where she studied Shakespeare as performed across the globe. Recently, she has completed additional studies in Renaissance drama in performance and the use of drama and the arts in peace building.
For the past ten years, Dr. Knight has served as faculty director and producer for student drama at KCU. Recent productions include "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" (2004), "The Cricket on the Hearth" (2003), and "God's Favorite" (2003).
Since l996, Dr. Knight has also served as a volunteer chaplain at Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex, a medium-security men's prison in West Liberty, Kentucky. Her interest in prison ministry led her to establish the Book Mark program, which allows inmates to select and read books for their children/grandchildren on DVD. She also co-teaches with her husband a class for interested inmates which combines drama and counseling processes, "Creative Justice." The members of Creative Justice wrote and performed The Ten, an original play based on Luke 17, in Spring 2006. They are currently at work on their second script.
- Kentucky Philological Association
- U.S.B.B.Y. (United States affiliate of IBBY, the International Board on Books for Youth)
- Composition I and II (ASEN 101/102)
- Masterpieces of American Literature (ASEN 223)
- Masterpieces of British Literature (ASEN 213)
- Shakespeare on Line (ASEN 401)
- Literature of the English Renaissance (ASEN 431)
- Drama Practicum (ASEN 252-452)
- Humanities Performance Series (ASHU 101)
- Arts and Humanities in Selected World Cultures (ASHU 303)
- Telephone: 606-474-3219
- Fax: 606-474-3189
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