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Kevin Lynch

MERLOT Contributor
English instructor
Marquette University
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Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Dec 13, 2010
Member Since: Sep 03, 2010



Primary Affiliation:
  • Marquette University (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, WI, United States)

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Contact Information

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3436A N. Fratney St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212 United States


  • Spanish - speaking level (Novice) - reading level (Intermediate)

Skills & Interests

  • Arts (Intermediate)
    I'm a visual artist with a BFA in art I do mainly oil pastels, sometimes abstract but mostly representational storytelling images right now, related to my novel-in-progress about Melville. I've done a lot of sculpture in the past and still do some constructivist-type pieces now.

Education History

  • BFA Art (05/1974)
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Master of Arts English - Creative Writing (05/1988)
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


  • FYE Instructor (09/2010 - Current) Marquette University


  • Lynch, K. E.. (2010). A Clean, Well-Lighted Place: A River Runs Through Wisconsin's Roots Music Mecca in Madison


  • Melville Society
    member 06/2010 - Current
  • Jazz Journalists Association
    journalist member 09/2004 - 09/2009

Honors and Awards

  • Milwaukee Press Club Award (09/1990)
    Best Critical Review of the Arts "Darkness Falls on Dairyland." Honorable mention
  • Milwaukee Press Club Award (09/1989)
    Best Critical Review of the Arts "State Writer Stands Up to Le Carre"
  • Pulitzer Prize Nomination (09/1987)
    principal writer of Milwaukee Journal educational supplements "That's Jazz," published in paper and used in Milwaukee Public Schools.

Teaching Experience

  • Cultural Journalism (Winter 2009)
    Edgewood College - Cultural Journalism
    I created a class for upperclassmen to study the historical cultural backgrounds and current issues of arts journalism.
  • English 1001 (Winter Current)
    Marquette University - Rhetoric and Composition
    core curriculum class taught to freshman of varying majors


  • Herman Melville: He Too Contains Multitudes, 12/14/2009
    Presented paper with multi-media by photographer Katrin Talbot on Herman Melville, based on research for my novel "Melville's Trace, or the Jackal", to the Madison Literary Club. Paper archived in Wisconsin Historical Society.