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Southeastern’s English composition program prepares students for the workplace. Our focus on perfecting the writing process while producing quality products is a one-two punch preparing our graduates for successful transfer and employment.

Graduates use these skills in jobs, particularly in careers including technical writer, teacher, reporter, editor, publishing representative, public relations officer, advertising executive, learning resource specialist, and many more.


Allan Kimball


Allan Kimball: SIC Theatre Coordinator

Ph: 618.252.5400 x:2485  
Office: E 219 B 



M.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
B.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Post-graduate work Illinois State University


Illinois Speech & Theatre Association
(past S.C.O.T.I.E chair, past President)
Illinois Theatre Association
Illinois High School Theatre Festival
Egyptian Forensic League past President
Theta Sigma Phi Sponsor


Directed over 120 productions
Co-founder and artistic director of the Pyramid Players
Scenic designer/technical director for over 150 productions





Shawn Smith

English & Philosophy

Shawn Smith: English and Philosophy

Ph: 618.252.5400 x:2238 
Office: E 218 B 



Ph.D. University of Dallas
M.A. University of Dallas
M.A. Washington University
B.A. University of Evansville
A.A. Southeastern Illinois College

Honors & Memberships

Weaver Fellowship
Louise Cowan Grant
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Modern Language Association


American Literature
18th Century British Literature
World Literature
Classical Rhetoric
History of Philosophy







Lucy Logsdon


Lucy Logsdon English

Ph: 618.252.5400 x:2239 
Office: E 208



M.F.A. Creative Writing, Columbia University
A.B.D. Creative Writing and English Literature 
University of Houston
B.A. Rhetoric and Anthropology
University of Illinois


Inprint Fellowship for Writing and Graduate Study
University of Houston
Academy of American Poets Award and Reading
Academy of American Poetry
Residency, The Macdowell Artists Colony, Graduate
Writing and Study Fellowship
Columbia University Dhoulmagus


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Jennifer Roehm

Spanish & English

Ph: 618.252.5400 x:2233 
Office: E 221 B 



M.A. Southern Illinois University
B.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
A.A. John A. Logan College

Honors & Memberships

Cum Laude, SIUC
Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society
University Honors 
Golden Key Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa, Int. Honor Society
AFS Foreign Exchange Student, Ecuador
US Dept. of State Intern, Washington D.C


GA in Spanish Dept, SIUC
ASE Spanish & World Culture Instructor, JALC
Cont Ed Spanish Instructor, JALC
TESL Instructor, JALC
Spanish Instructor, SCC