Lincoln College

Undergraduate Catalog 2013-1014: Lincoln College

English Faculty

Michelle Baldwin

Assistant Professor of English
Phone: (217) 732-3155, ext. 377
Education: M.S. Ed., Illinois State University; B.S., Illinois State University; A.A., Lincoln College

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Michelle Baldwin is an alum of Lincoln College, earning her A.A. degree in 1989. Her educational background also includes a B. S. degree in English and a M. S. degree in Education from Illinois State University. She has taught English and Literature at Lincoln College since 1996 and was the recipient of the Dr. Jack D. Nutt Educator of the Year award in 2008. Most recently, she co-presented on the potential use of Twitter as a teaching tool to increase student responsibility, engagement, and critical thinking for use with course management, collaboration, and class discussion. Her research interests include: authentic writing strategies, writing across the curriculum, and the use of technology to engage students and critical thinking.

Judith Cortelloni

Associate Professor of Humanities
Phone: (217) 732-3155, ext. 209
Education: M.A. in English with Literature Specialization, Illinois State University; B.S. in English, Illinois State University; A.A. from Lincoln College

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Research interests: Diverse Learning Styles, Gender Studies, Adolescent Literature, Critical Theories, and Teaching with Technology. Presentations on Using 2011, Allerton Articulation Conference Presentations in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

Spring Hyde

Assistant Professor of English/Humanities
Phone: (217) 732-3155, ext. 207
Education: M.A., Western Illinois University; B.A., Western Illinois University

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Mrs. Hyde serves as advisor to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Lincoln College, and she is a member of the planning committee for the Allerton English Articulation Conference where she has presented on topics including Using Film in the Literature Classroom, Kinesthetic Intelligence in the Composition Classroom, Grade Norming, and English Placement. Mrs. Hyde’s interests include Arthurian Legend, Greek Mythology, Poetry, Chaucer, and Developmental Writing. She was named “Most Inspirational Teacher” by Western Illinois University, Logan County Teacher of the Month by the Logan County Board, and a finalist for the Jack D. Nutt Teaching Excellence Award at Lincoln College.

Karin Wright

Assistant Professor of English/Humanities
Phone: (217) 732-3155, ext 386
Education: M.A., Illinois State University; B.S., Illinois State University

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Ms. Wright’s interdisciplinary background of writing, the humanities, and social sciences motivates her research, writing and pedagogical interests in rhetoric and history, philosophy and pop culture, and gender studies. The use of technology in education is a growing field of research that has resulted in presentations within and outside of Lincoln College. Ms. Wright attended Illinois State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in History (1991) and a Master’s degree in Writing (1996).