Lynn Zimmerman, Ph.D.

First Name: 
Lynn
Last Name: 
Zimmerman
Title/Position: 
Division Chair for Arts and Humanities
Program Department: 
Email: 
ldzimmerman@ndc.edu
Phone: 
216.373.5284
Ext: 
5284
Fax: 
216.373.3802
Location: 
Admin. Bldg. Rm. 413
Academic: 
  • Ph.D. Kent State University
  • M.A. John Carroll University
  • B.A. John Carroll University

Courses taught

Shakespeare’s Histories and Tragedies; British and American Novel; British Literature to 1700; British Literature 1700-1900; History of the English Language; Literary Theory and Criticism; Contemporary Horror Fiction; Detective Fiction; Introduction to Literature; Critical Writing; Composition

Research Area/Academic Expertise

Literary Theory and Criticism; Popular Culture Studies;  Victorian Novel; British Literature; Modern Novel; Postcolonial Literature; English Studies; Literary Forensics

Major teaching strategies, methods and philosophy

Courses are reading and writing intensive and draw on cooperative learning in the classroom.  In class, students must participate, adding their voices, insights and observations to classroom conversations.  Work in the classroom is supplemented as needed with materials provided in lectures.  My teaching philosophy is grounded in the belief that students must be active learners who take responsibility and contribute to the learning process.  Instructor and students embark on the learning experience together and success depends on intentional, collaborative work.

Service to the College and the community

Chair, Arts & Humanities Division; previous English Department Chair, Advisor to the Pop Culture Club; member of the Educational Policy and Planning Committee; member of HLC program review committee; Literary Forensic consultant

Publications and/or creative works

Conference Presentations:

“’They were fairly blinded’: Vision, Truth and Narrative Structure in
Stephen Crane’s ‘The Blue Hotel’” 35th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association.  Albuquerque, New Mexico. February, 2016.

“Bearing witness to America’s Decline:  Stephen Colbert and the Trope of the Bear in The Colbert Report.”  34th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association.  Albuquerque, New Mexico. February, 2015.

“Hearing Voices:  Metatextuality and Counterfacutals in the Standup Comedy of Jim Gaffigan.”  35th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association.  Albuquerque, New Mexico. February, 2014.

 

“Orbiting Desire:  Sexual Liminality in The Big Bang Theory.” Film, TV, and Literature as Popular Culture 34th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association.  Albuquerque, New Mexico. February, 2013.

 

Community Work and Presentations:

“Reconsidering Alice in Wonderland” South Euclid, Ohio Senior Citizens Group.  South Euclid Library, Cedar Rd.  May 2016.

 

“What the Dickens!  Charles Dickens and a Literary LifeSouth Euclid, Ohio Senior Citizens Group.  South Euclid Library, Cedar Rd.  May 2014.

 

“Shakespeare Considered:  Character, Fate and Agency.”  South Euclid, Ohio Senior Citizens Group.  South Euclid Library, Cedar Rd.  May 2013.

 

Publications:

“Unwrapping the Truth:  Enclosure and Disclosure in the Wakefield Master’s Second Shepherd’s Play.”  Christianity and Literature.  Spring 2012.

 

“Bendrix’s Questing Narrative in Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair.”  St. Austin Review.  April, 2009.

 

Disarming Militia Discourse: Analyzing The Turner Diaries.  Doctoral Dissertation in English Literature.  Kent State University.  2003.

 

“Interiority, Power, and Female Autonomy in Goethe’s Faust I.”  New German Review.  University of California, Los Angeles. Vol. 13. 1999.

Hobbies and interests

I love reading as well as travel and exploring.  A huge hockey fan, I follow the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Chicago Blackhawks (in that order).


I’ve taught at John Carroll University, Kent State University and Case Western University.  From my experience, small liberal arts colleges like Notre Dame College, offer students the most enriching learning environments.  Professors care about and know their students well.  We have a vested interest in seeing them succeed here and in their future careers.  And succeed they do!

Events

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Wednesday August 31, 11:30am
Christ the King Chapel, 3rd Floor Admin Bldg.
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