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Senior Associate Dean for Academi...

Local Address: Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
Penn State Altoona
 
Background

Employment History

  • Professor of English and Integrative Arts
    Penn State Altoona
  • Professor of English and Head of the Division of Arts and Humanities
    Penn State Altoona
  • Professor of English and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Penn State University's Altoona College
  • Associate Professor of English and Head of the Division of Arts and Humanities
    Penn State University's Altoona College
  • English Teacher
    Penn State University's Altoona College
  • Associate Professor of English
    Penn State University
  • English Teacher
    Penn State University
  • Associate Professor of English and Head of the Division of Arts and Humanities
    Penn State University
  • Editor
    Interdisciplinary Literary Studies

Education

  • Ph.D. , English
    The Northern Illinois University
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THE OSCHOLARS LIBRARY
www.oscholars.com, 7 Mar 2009 [cached]
Kenneth Womack
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Kenneth Womack is Professor of English and Head of the Division of Arts and Humanities at Penn State Altoona. He has published widely on 20th-century literature and popular culture.
Multi award-winning writer Kenneth ...
www.sanmarcosrecord.com, 26 Oct 2014 [cached]
Multi award-winning writer Kenneth Womack will visit the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University for a presentation and book signing of The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four on Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Womack's interactive presentation, "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: Evolving Artistry of the Beatles," traces the band's songwriting practices, recording artistry and musicianship from their early, primitive recordings through Abbey Road. Womack will hold a question and answer session and a book sale at the event.
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Womack is the author of three award-winning novels: John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel, The Restaurant at the End of the World and Playing the Angel. He is also the author or editor of numerous books, including Long and Winding Roads: the Evolving Artistry of the Beatles and the Cambridge Companion to the Beatles, which was named as the Independent's "Music Book of the Year." Kenneth Womack is professor of English and senior associate dean for academic affairs at Penn State University's Altoona College.
The Morning News - Roundtable: Academia, by The Editors
www.themorningnews.org, 25 Aug 2005 [cached]
Ken Womack is Associate Professor of English and Head of the Division of Arts and Humanities at Penn State University's Altoona College.His book on the tragicomic nature of university life, Postwar Academic Fiction: Satire, Ethics, Community, was recently published by Palgrave Press.
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Is there any truth to the maxim 'Publish or Perish?'
Ken Womack: Without question.Publication is a key ingredient for evaluation in nearly every research institution and the most visible means via which tenure-track faculty can demonstrate their ultimate, external acceptance by the academy.Yet the act of publication takes place almost entirely beyond the strictures of one's home institution; hence, it becomes a nearly unassailable measure of a tenure candidate's value, ironic as that kind of assessment device may seem.Not surprisingly, academics are famous for swapping stories about failed tenure cases.And nearly every story that ends with the denial of tenure inevitably involves publication - or the lack thereof.
Chris Federico: For the most part, I think Ken is right.
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Ken: I once delivered a paper while sitting on the edge of a bed with a not-so-firm mattress.
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Ken: One year right before commencement I went to a seminar dressed in my cap and gown, complete with the doctoral hood and everything.
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Ken: I would pay good money to see that.
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Ken: I genuinely wanted to see if I had what it took to capture the class's attention.
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Ken: I had a student in a freshman composition course who was, to be blunt, an utter failure at nearly every assignment, and I was sure that he blamed me for his very significant shortcomings as a writer.A year later he came by my office and was a completely different person, more mature and with more focus.He wanted me to know he was enlisting in the marines and that my course helped him see he wasn't ready for college.I was surprised to learn I'd been communicating with him after all; he may not have gleaned the rudiments about how to write a paper, yet he'd learned something after all - only about himself.
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Ken: No. Many of my freshman are under-prepared in terms of study skills.They often don't know how to think critically, and many of them can't begin to spell - despite the ubiquity of spell-check.More importantly, though, they reveal a remarkable dearth of cultural knowledge at nearly every turn, and this frightens me.But it also buoys my spirits because it means that whatever far corners of culture we find ourselves traversing in my class, we are essentially exploring new intellectual terrain.And that, to me, has value.
John: I agree with Ken about the complete absence of critical thinking or analytical skills among the vast majority of students.
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Ken: Go to a small college.
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Ken: If you're able to negotiate the hurdles of publication or collegial acceptance - and an amenable personality genuinely helps in both regards - you probably have what it takes to get along with your peers and succeed on the tenure track.
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Ken: You're absolutely correct that 'publishing continuously' makes a difference, but as Chris observed, some publications really are worth more than others.
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Ken: I worked in the corporate world for several months.
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Ken: Yes, and it was an unmitigated disaster.I enrolled in one class with a professor of international renown in the hope he might eventually agree to be on my dissertation committee.To my great dismay, I learned that he often skipped class and eschewed grading seminar papers because his academic stardom allowed him to get away with such behavior.
The Morning News - A Dallas, Texas, of the Mind, by Ken Womack
www.themorningnews.org, 23 Aug 2006 [cached]
by Ken WomackA new computer game lets players compete to reenact the assassination of President Kennedy,from the vantage point of Lee Harvey Oswald.Taking a break from the controversy over its release, Ken Womack sees the new future of gaming, then gets ready to take aim again.
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Ken Womack teaches English at Penn State University's Altoona College.He has published widely on literary and popular culture.
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More Articles by Ken Womack
www.smh.com.au - Born to run, and to keep the boffins in business
smh.com.au, 6 Sept 2005 [cached]
The conference organiser, Kenneth Womack, finds it "really inexplicable" that it has taken until now for Springsteen's iconic status to receive academic recognition.An associate professor of English at Pennsylvania State University in Altoona, Womack has spent the past couple of years planning the event he has named Glory Days.
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