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Kennette Crockett

Assistant Professor

MA, English Language and Literature
0, Master of Arts in English Literature

We are working for understanding and not knowledge.  This is one of Professor Kennette Crockett's favorite quotes, and it was spoken by her former professor, Sister J.F. Crowley of Mundelein College, a former Fulbright Scholar.
Professor Crockett keeps this at the heart of her instruction by using current best teaching practices and active learning strategies. A native of East St; Louis, Illinois, she moved to Chicago to attend Mundelein College where she received her B.A. in English Literature and graduated Cum Laude; she later obtained her Masters in English Literature from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. 
After graduation, she used her writing talents in the nonprofit sector before becoming a freelance journalist. Her writing has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and various newspapers, magazines, and anthologies.
After being featured as a guest speaker at University of Illinois Urbana and Northern Illinois University, Ms. Crockett decided to enter academia as an instructor. She served as an adjunct for the City Colleges of Chicago and East West University. After being hired on full time (2006) and receiving her tenure (2009) at the City Colleges of Chicago, she currently teaches English Composition 100 and 101 and Communications 197 at Harold Washington College. Professor Crockett was selected by the City Colleges to be part of the Master Faculty Program in 200; she presently facilities District  FDS workshops.  In addition, she instructs a Post Exit Exam workshop that offers HWC students a chance to retake the Exit Exam after attending an extensive composition workshop. Professor Crockett also serves as reader for student placement writings.  In addition to her teaching duties, she works as a consultant, reviewer, and writer with Pearson Education Incorporated. Recently she penned the scripts for Pearson s MyComplab Office Hours series.

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