Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, IU Kokomo
Mark Canada, Ph.D., is Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Indiana University Kokomo, where he leads the KEY (“Kokomo Experience and You”), a experiential-learning program that provides all students with opportunities to engage in four or more High-Impact Practices and other transformative learning experiences, such as internships, research projects, retreats, service-learning projects, and trips to Chicago, Louisville, Yellowstone, and destinations. He is the author, co-author, or editor of five books, including Literature and Journalism in Antebellum America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), Introduction to Information Literacy for Students (Wiley, 2017), and Thomas Wolfe Remembered (University of Alabama Press, 2018). His articles on student success, "fake news," Henry David Thoreau, Rebecca Harding Davis, Theodore Dreiser, Edgar Allan Poe, and other topics have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Academic Minute, The Conversation, Southern Cultures, American Literary Realism, Edgar Allan Poe in Context, and other outlets. A recipient of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors' Award for Excellence in Teaching, he has taught numerous courses in literature, grammar, and writing. He is a past president of the Thomas Wolfe Society and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Dictionary Society of North America.