Ken Cormier

Director, Individualized & Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Coordinator, University Scholar Program

Ken Cormier earned his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in English at UConn, in addition to an M.A. in English/Creative Writing at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of two books of stories and poems: Balance Act and The Tragedy in My Neighborhood. Ken’s scholarly work is interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on the history of audio recording, multitrack production, life stories, poetry, and performance. He taught English and Creative Writing at Quinnipiac University (2010-22), where he also served as the first director of Creative Writing, building the program from the ground up with a focus on student engagement and diverse voices. Prior to his roles at Quinnipiac, Ken served as Assistant Director and then Associate Director of UConn’s Creative Writing Program and Co-Director of the Writing Center. He joined IISP in 2022.

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