Biography

In Yerevan, Armenia
James M. Lang is a professor of English and the Director of the 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 fifty 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.
Kids in the Catacombs in Paris


Lang lives in Worcester, MA with his wife and five children.  When not writing or wishing he was writing, he likes to drag his younger children on nature walks, travel with (and sometimes without) his family, and listen to Irish music.  Although he has degrees from Northwestern University (Ph.D.) and St. Louis University (M.A.), he remains mostly loyal to his undergraduate alma mater, 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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