Hiram College

Professor Joyce Dyer is returning as a full-time teacher and Associate Professor Kirsten Parkinson has been appointed as Director of the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature.

Dyer was hired in 1991 to direct the Writing Across the Curriculum program and to teach writing and literature classes, and after twenty years of programming and administration, Dyer has decided to return to full-time teaching for the upcoming academic year of 2011-2012.

Dyer founded the Writing Center, has introduced writing assistants to the general education program, created the Festival of Regional Writers and has increased course offerings in creative writing. In 2006, she assumed the founding directorship of the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature.

In May 2011, Parkinson will assume the Lindsay-Crane directorship. Parkinson brought the Big Read to the Center’s programming efforts in 2008, and assisted Paul Gaffney with the second Big Read in 2010.

Please join us in thanking Dyer for her exceptional service to the College’s writing program, and in congratulating Parkinson on her new appointment as director of the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature.

For more information about the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, please contact Kirsten Parkinson at 330.569.5323 or parkinsonkl@hiram.edu.

Also, be sure to visit the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature’s website.