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Hope College
Department of English
126 E. 10th St.
Holland, MI 49423
phone: 616.395.7620
fax: 616.395.7134


English Department Faculty

Kim Douglas
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Education: .A., University of Arizona (1987), MFA, University of Arizona (1990).

Expertise: Multi-cultural education, Race relations, Domestic violence and child abuse prevention.

Selected Works: High Desert: A Journey of Survival and Hope (Baha'i Publishing, 2009); "Pilgrimage," in Where Art & Faith Converge (George Ronald Press, 2008); Poems in Grand Valley Review, Orison, Iowa Woman, and other periodicals; Short stories for children: "My Name is Ruhu'llah" and Emily's First Talk," in Core Curriculum Education Series (Baha'i 2002); Interview of writer Susan Atefat Peckham in World Order; Interview of poet Valerie Martinez in Orison; Feature articles in Grand Rapids Press, West Michigan Today, and Holland Sentinel.

Distinctions: Keynote Speaker, Family Forum, 10th Anniv. of U.N. International Year of the Family (Dublin, 2004); Recipient, National Education Diversity Grant (2006); Speaker, Challenge of the Children Conference (2007, 08); Semi-finalist, Elixir Press Third Annual Poetry Awards (2003); Professor of the Year, Grand Valley State University, Educational Support Program (2003); Co-founder of the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony in Holland.

Contact: Lubbers Hall 303


High Desert: A Journey of Survival and Hope (2009)
High Desert: A Journey of Survival and Hope is the story of how I survived the violence and abuse that occurred in my childhood, and how I devoted myself to preventing that violence from going down another generation.