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Penelope M. Stickney, Professor of Humanities and English

 Penelope M. Stickney

Office: L326

Phone: 815-802-8732

Email address:


 Humanities and English

 Humanities & Social Sciences Division

Started at KCC: 2000

Courses I currently teach


  • HUMS 1513 Introduction to Humanities
  • HUMS 1813 African-American Cultural Expression
  • HUMS 1853 Arts and Culture of the Middle East
  • ENGL 1713 Introduction to Poetry
  • ENGL 1853 Introduction to Shakespeare
  • ENGL 2553 Children's Literature
  • ENGL 1623 English II
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    Professional Experience

    ​ Professor, Humanities and English
     Kankakee Community College
     Kankakee, IL                                                          2000 - Present

     Ad​junct​ Instructor English and Theatre  Kalamazoo Valley Community College  Kalamazoo, MI                                                          3 years

    General Manager; Entertainment Editor; Writer   ​KVCC Tower Times (Weekly Tabloid)                       4 years ​

     Adjunct Instructor English 

     Western Michigan University
     Kalamazoo, MI
     3 years

     Adjunct Instructor English, Speech,                     Business Communication                              Writing Lab Tutor; Travel Writing consultant      Research Library Staff                                    Davenport University                                        Kalamazoo, MI                                                        5 years 

     Adjunct Instructor English, Theatre, Film Studies  
     Southwestern Michigan College
     Dowagiac, MI

     Theatre Background (Short List)

     Kankakee Community College
     Just a Closer Walk                                       Director and co-author with Willie Dixon, Jr.

     Vultures Over South Hampton, 1831           Director and co-author with Willie Dixon, Jr.
     Kalamazoo Valley Community​ College (MI)
     Two Spartans and a Goat by R. Bridges
    Artistic Reference 

     Midwest Institute for International and  Intercultural Education
     Conference  production at KVCC (MI)
    Los Vendidos by Luis Valdez​,

     Actors and Playwrights Initiative (MI)
     Tessie Tobbel Christmas by Hand by J. Lemons

     Paw Paw Village Players (MI)                                Picnic by Wm. Inge

     Southwestern Michigan College
     Kismet, a musical by Lederer and Davis
     Kalamazoo College (MI)
     Summer Festival Playhouse
     Stage Manager

     Kellogg Community​ College (MI)                            The Crucible by A. Miller                                           Assistant Director                                           
     You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, musical
      Technical Director

     Battle Creek Junior Theatre (MI)                              Company Artistic Director
     Hansel and Gretel, operetta
     Alice in Wonderland, musical 

    Educational background

    ​Governors State University
    University Park, IL
    Master of Arts in English
    2008     Thesis: Comedy through the Lens of Franz Kafka  

    Nazareth College

    Nazareth, MI
    Ed. M. in Education
    1991     Thesis: Reaching Multiple Intelligences: A Practical Analysis of Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences 

    William Woods University
    Fulton, MO
    BA in Theatre Arts​ and English

    Galilee College, Israel  A Religious Mosaic in the Holy Land Course of Study, Diploma, 2008