Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., English, University of Arkansas
M.A., English, University of Michigan
M.S.W., Policy and Planning Concentration, University of Michigan
B.A., English, Clark University
Office: 117 Franco Building
Dr. Thomas J. Lynn is Associate Professor of English at Penn State Berks. His scholarly and teaching interests include literature of Africa and the Diaspora, postcolonial literature, ancient literature, and folklore. Tom began at Penn State Berks in 1999, and in addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is the Coordinator of the Associate Degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences. Tom’s teaching experience includes five years as a secondary teacher at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, where he taught English, geography, and history. Tom has volunteered with a variety of service groups and has led numerous book discussions through the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the Reading Public Library.
Selected Publications:“Postcolonial Encounters Re-envisioned: Kojo Laing’s Woman of the Aeroplanes as Trickster Narrative.” Tradition and Change in Contemporary West and East African Fiction. Matatu 45 (2014). New York: Rodopi, 153-66.