Assistant Professor of English
8700 N.W. River Park Dr.
Parkville, MO 64152
Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Dr. Kikendall is an assistant professor of English at Park University. Her primary research interests are nineteenth-century British literature and issues of gender, empire, and vision. She has published articles on Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son, the film Bride & Prejudice, and teaching graphic novels in the composition classroom. She recently co-wrote an introduction for Maria Edgeworth’s 1809 novel Ennui, published by Valancourt Press. At Park, she regularly teaches “First Year Writing I & II” along with a variety of literature courses, including “Introduction to Literature,” “Introduction to Poetry,” “Introduction to Fiction,” and “Survey of Later British Literature.” In addition, she is the new managing editor for InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching and the faculty advisor for Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society.