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Emeritus & Retired Faculty

Jean Nehm
Jean Nehm
- Associate Professor Emerita

I earned a BA in Wisconsin and taught English there for seven years before moving to Bowling Green.  In order to pursue a master’s degree, I enrolled at Western, where the outstanding English Department faculty inspired me to return to my profession in the classroom. 

I loved teaching general education composition and literature, as well as helping a wide diversity of students develop their critical thinking.  My interest in our language was re-energized in the early 2000s when many international students enrolled in Western’s classes.  Curious about how to assist them with their unique writing problems, I again returned to Cherry Hall as a student to take coursework in Teaching English as a Second Language.  Every semester thereafter, I worked with students from Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa.  International graduate students often had the additional challenge of learning the conventions of academic life in this country; I was proud to design a course especially for them--Introduction to American Academic Culture.

Since retirement, my office hours have been held in Preston Center, at the Kentucky Building’s research library, and on the hiking trails of America’s beautiful national parks.

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