Alan Tinkler, Ph.D.

Department of Education

University of Vermont
From a recent trip to Costa Rica:

Alan Tinkler
              in Costa Rica

After graduating from Bowdoin College, Alan Tinkler spent a couple of years working as a commercial loan officer in Boston before venturing to Papua New Guinea as a Peace Corps volunteer. While in the Pacific he traveled to Australia; Indonesia, primarily Bali and Java; and Singapore. Alan received an M.A. in English from Oklahoma State University. While in Stillwater, he volunteered as a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters. In addition to being a mentor, he served on the board, including terms as treasurer, assistant vice president, and president. Alan received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver. His dissertation, Malaria Journal, is a novel loosely based on his experiences in Papua New Guinea. He is currently working on another novel, Unable to Manage the Silence. His work has appeared in The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi, Beloit Fiction Journal, Fiction International, and Post Road. He is a Senior Editor of Conjunctions, a literary journal edited by Bradford Morrow and published by Bard College. His research interests include the rhizomatic relationship between critical and creative thinking and the importance of narrative, particularly as it relates to the identity of self and others.

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