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Kim Peterson

Kim Peterson
  • Title Associate Faculty of Writing
  • Work Phone 574.257.3375
  • Office Bowen Library, Room 118 1001 Bethel Circle Mishawaka IN 46545 USA EST

Kim Peterson earned an M.A. in print communication/journalism at Wheaton College. Her master’s thesis focused on “A Qualitative Study of Dilemmas Encountered by Christian College Newspaper Advisors.” She completed her B.A. in behavioral science with a minor in journalism at Grace College. Peterson has taught writing at Bethel College for 16 years. She was honored as Professor of the Year in 1998. Kim advises the Bethel College Writers’ Accountability Network.

Kim teaches writing, journalism, communication and an occasional English course. Her teaching interests include creative writing, article writing, writing for children and young adults, and communication theory. Since she enjoys writing for young readers, she focuses her attention on the works of Gene Stratton-Porter and Louisa May Alcott as well as contemporary authors of young adult and children’s literature like Katherine Paterson.

Kim and her husband, Sean (’95), enjoy music and animals. Currently living in East Tennessee, they spend their time with their yellow Labrador retriever and a former barn cat. When Kim’s not writing, reading or teaching, the Petersons absorb the Appalachian and Cherokee cultures abundant in their area of the Smoky Mountains.