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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Kevin Allen

Kevin AllenInstructor II
Phone: (239) 590-7973
Office: RH 114

MFA, Florida International University, 2007
MA, Florida Atlantic University, 1992
BA, Southern Illinois University, 1985

Interests: Composition, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Journalism

Kevin Allen has taught composition and journalism at FGCU since 2006 and became a full-time instructor in 2007. Previously he taught at Florida International University and at Miami-Dade College. He has been a newspaper reporter and freelance magazine writer. He has also been an editor for a book publisher and fiction editor of the literary magazine Gulf Stream. His fiction most recently appeared in the anthology Miami Noir. His work as a journalist has won awards from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the National Society of Professional Journalists, the Florida Bar Association, and the American Lung Association. His fiction won the Florida International University Literary Award and was nominated for the Best New American Voices and the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award.