Lee Kahan

Teaching Interests

My true joy is teaching, regardless of subject matter or level—from freshman writing courses to graduate theses. I mostly teach eighteenth-century British literature, critical/literary theory, and first-year writing. I also love teaching study abroad courses and have taken students to London, Edinburgh and Paris to experience first-hand the places, foods and fashions that populate the literature we read. While I enjoy my classes, my goal is to help students find meaningful learning experiences outside of the classroom through internships, research fellowships and community service. I’ve received two Trustee’s Teaching Awards and am proud to be a member of Indiana University’s Faculty Academy for Excellence in Teaching. But I’m most proud of the accomplishments of my students, who still surprise me after more than a decade at IU South Bend.

Teaching Awards and Grants

Trustee’s Teaching Award

Facet Academy for Excellence in Teaching

Indiana Campus Compact Listening to Communities Grant

Vision 2020 Grant

Curriculum Development Grant