Visiting instructor Maureen Mullinax brings a wide range of teaching experience to her new position in the Anthropology-Sociology department. After working with high school students, college students and high school teachers, Mullinax said she looks forward to engaging with Knox students.
Mullinax is currently completing her Ph.D at the University of Kentucky- Lexington, and will teach two sections of Contemporary Social Issues this term.
Mullinax said Knox’s reputation and focus on the liberal arts attracted her to the job and she looks forward to helping students with research projects in the spring.
After receiving a B.S. from the University of Illinois-Urbana, Mullinax went to graduate school at the University of Kentucky- Lexington, where she first started teaching. Mullinax said the experience convinced her she wanted to teach.
“I enjoyed helping and challenging people,” she said.
Aside from teaching in graduate school, Mullinax taught at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa and advised high school teachers on incorporating documentaries in their classrooms. Mullinax also worked with high school students at a media arts center, where she taught them to make documentaries about social issues in their community.