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Jim Nagle was born and raised in Chicago, earned an A.B. in English from the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA), and began teaching as a grad assistant at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he earned an M.A. in English.
He taught English and philosophy at Danville (Illinois) Area Community College from 1969-87, worked for the Illinois Education Association-NEA from 1987-93, and taught English and directed tutoring in the Learning Assistance Center at Chicago State University from 1993-2007. Jim began teaching at Columbia College in 2004. Throughout his career, he has been active in the union movement and electoral politics.
Jim is married to Mary Nagle, R.N. They have two children: Patrick, a Chicago attorney, and Brigid Day, a Nashville TN businesswoman and mother of two—Maggie and Nicholas.
Jim’s interests include literature (especially Shakespeare), theater and film, American folk music, and Chicago sports (Cubs, Bears, Bulls).
Office Location: English Department, suite 527, 5th floor, 33 E. Congress
Office Phone: 312-369-8125
Department of English
Columbia College of Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605