About Me


Thanks for checking out my site! I am Colleen Warren: wife of one, mother of four, professor of American literature at Taylor University, writer, runner, lover of nature, lover of God. I want to use this space as a way to share who I am, what I value, what I think. And if you like facts and stats, here are some about me, a timeline of my life:

BA, Olivet Nazarene College, 1981: English education

married Jim Warren, 1981

MA, University of Florida, 1987

first child, Kelsey Violet, born 1987

second child, Nathanael James, born 1990

PhD, University of Florida, 1992: American modernism, specialization in Southern literature

first and probably only/last job, Taylor University 1992: I teach American literature, freshman composition, and literary theory

third and fourth children, Faith Anna and Caitlyn Noel, born 1993

Annie Dillard and the Word Made Flesh: An Incarnational Theory of Language published 2010 (Lehigh University Press)