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After growing up in Evansville, Indiana, Jill Kroeger Kinkade lived in a variety of places, including Bloomington, Indiana, Eugene, Oregon, Washington, D.C., New York City, and the Jersey Shore. She received her B.A. in English and the Thomas Hunter Special Honors Program from Hunter College, New York City in 1995, graduating summa cum laude. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she went on to receive her M.A. in English at the University of Louisville in 1997.
Ms. Kroeger Kinkade taught at the University of Southern Indiana from 1997 until 2003. She taught English Composition, Introduction to Literature, Humanities 211-The Western Tradition from Ancient to Medieval, and Humanities 212-The Western Tradition from the Renaissance to Today. She taught a Capstone class, which she created: LIBA 497, Memory and the Creative Mind. Memory and Creativity are two of her research interests. Her thesis, on H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), was titled: "Looking Back, Looking Forward: H.D.'s Use of Memory as a Means of Re-Visioning Her Future."
From 2003-2008 she had an eclectic career mostly in non-profits, working with such local organizations as Tales and Scales, Patchwork Central, and Mentor Indiana. She has worked as a non-profit director, as a grant writer, and as a site coordinator.
Deeply interested in the arts and community, Kinkade was named in 2008 as an appointee of Mayor Weinzapfel’s “Haynie’s Corner Arts District Advisory Council”. She worked with Crystal Field and George Bartinieff at Theatre for the New City in the lower East Side of Manhattan for three years engaging in summer street theatre and playwriting. She lived for a summer in Tuscany, cooking for an archaeological dig at Vescovado di Murlo. She worked on potable water and health initiatives in El Salvador. Kinkade loves teaching, her students, and working at University of Southern Indiana.