Writing and Rhetoric and Literature
Arlene Greene received a B.A. in Writing/English from Columbia College Chicago, and an M.A. in English Literature from Roosevelt University. She has taught at Columbia College since 1981, has been full time faculty since 1986, and was Director of the English Department's Writing Center from 1995 to 2005. She currently teaches Writing and Rhetoric and Literature courses. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in such journals and anthologies as Oyez Review and West Side Stories, and she is presently writing and revising a series of poems about mother/child relationships and a collection of interrelated short stories. A poem, "To the Girl Child" and a novel excerpt "Annie" were published in the on-line journal Danse Macabre, in June of 2007. She has presented several papers on composition and writing center issues at national conferences such as the Convention on College Composition and Communication and the International Writing Center Association Conference, and discussed the depiction of poverty in Sandra Cisneros' House on Mango Street on a panel presentation of Intersections Lecture Series at the Chicago Cultural Center. She has served on various college committees, including Teaching and Learning, Sabbatical/Faculty Development, and Developmental Education, and serves as an Associate Editor for the English Department's literary journal, South Loop Review.
Arlene describes her life outside of teaching and writing as "vitalizing and quite remarkable" due to close relationships with her 5 children (Michael, Jeffrey, Terry, Timothy, and Joyce), 6 grandchildren (Thomas, Nicholas, Max, Grace, Liam, and Will), two dogs (Churchill and Rosie), and a cat (Al).
Office Location : 300-D, English Department, 3rd floor, 33 E. Congress
Office Phone: 312-369-8127
Department of English
Columbia College of Chicago
600 So. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605