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Shannon Lakanen , Ph.D.

Associate Professor , Department Chair, Faculty Adviser for Quiz & Quill
Department of

p/ 614.823.1211
e/ SLakanen@otterbein.edu
Office: Towers 228


  • Ph.D. English – Creative Nonfiction Writing, Ohio University, 2002
  • M.A. English – Poetry Writing, Florida State University, 1997
  • B.A. English – Creative Writing, University of Tampa, 1995

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Personal Essay Writing
  • Digital Essay
  •  Memoir

Senior Project Interests
Nonfiction and poetry writing; multi-genre creative writing; digital media studies; gender studies; creative writing pedagogy.


Essays have appeared in Tusculum ReviewFourth GenreQuarter After Eight, and North Dakota Quarterly. 2009 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Montenegro.

"Digital Essaying," "Literature of the Beats," and "Travel Writing."

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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