Biography

In Yerevan, Armenia
James M. Lang is a professor of English and the Director of the D'Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA, where he teaches courses in British literature and in creative nonfiction writing.  The author of five books 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. In 2018 he consulted for the United Nations on the development of educational materials on ethics and integrity for college and university faculty.
Kids in the Catacombs in Paris, way back 
in 2013. They are much bigger now!


Lang lives in Worcester, MA with his wife and five children (the oldest two of whom are now occasional visitors from college and graduate school).  He has degrees from Northwestern University (Ph.D.), St. Louis University (M.A.), and the University of Notre Dame (B.A.).  He occasionally collaborates on writing projects with his older brother Tony Lang, who directs the Centre for Global Constitutionalism at St. Andrew's University in Scotland.  

Jim and Tony in Scotland

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