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Faculty Focus | Keven McQueen

Faculty Focus | Keven McQueen

Keven McQueen was born in Richmond in 1967, and graduated with a M.A. in English from Eastern Kentucky University in 1991.

McQueen began his career at EKU in 1989, as an instructor in Department of English and Theatre. Since then, he has spent much of his time teaching at three of the regional campuses in Corbin, Manchester, and Danville, in addition to the Richmond campus.

McQueen has authored 14 books on various topics including American history, biography, and folklore.

“I am especially glad to teach at the extended campuses for several reasons,” McQueen said.

  • The staff at the regional centers are notably helpful.
  • The students tend to be in dual credit courses or non-traditional students and therefore particularly eager to do well. They are pleased to have the same educational opportunities and the same access to services, such as help from the library, as Richmond students without having to commute far from home or work.
  • The extended campus students tend to have jobs and families they are adept at managing their time and working efficiently.

The environment at extended campuses is friendly, not unlike a small town, and there are many social functions every semester, just like the main campus in Richmond.

“I am very glad that Eastern offers such opportunities to students who live far from the main campus and the students are also grateful. It shows a true commitment to the citizens of eastern Kentucky,” said McQueen.

To find out more about McQueen, visit his personal website at

Published on November 03, 2015

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