James M. Lang, PhD
Professor and Director, Assumption College
James M. Lang is a professor of English and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College, where he teaches courses in British literature and in creative nonfiction writing. The author of five books including Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard UP, 2013) and On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard UP, 2013), and more than a hundred reviews or essays, on topics ranging from higher education to British literature, Lang writes a monthly column for The Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as contributing regularly to America and Notre Dame Magazine. He edits a series of books on teaching and learning in higher education for the University of West Virginia Press. He has delivered public lectures and faculty workshops at more than a hundred colleges or universities in the United States and abroad. In the fall of 2016, he received a Fulbright Specialist grant to work with three universities in Colombia on the creation of a MOOC on teaching and learning in higher education in Spanish-speaking countries. Prior to coming to Assumption College, he served for three years as the assistant director of the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University.
Lang earned his PhD in English from Northwestern University and MA in English from St. Louis University.