Assistant Professor, English
Director of Compassio Learning Community
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2013
Office: Alumni 117
Conor Picken is an Assistant Professor of English and the Faculty Director of the Compassio Learning Community. His teaching and research encompass 20th- and 21st-century American Literature, southern literature, modernism, and social change. Dr. Picken teaches courses on William Faulkner, southern literature on the margins, social inequality and The Wire, and the gateway criticism/theory course for English majors. He is currently co-editing a collection on alcohol and drinking in southern literature and culture.
Having attended a liberal arts college as an undergraduate, Dr. Picken believes strongly in the value that a Bellarmine University education provides for all of its students. His favorite part of being an English professor is mentoring students in and out of the classroom.