I have a B.A. in Political Science and English from Swarthmore College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Stanford University. I was a tenured Associate Professor of English Literature at Mills College from 1989-2004.

My other career as a professor has informed and enriched my work as a writer. It expanded my areas of expertise, gave me experience writing for a variety of audiences, and made me a superb editor. Even better, it was great fun.

At Stanford University and Mills College, I taught writing, English Literature, and Women’s Studies, all while publishing books and articles of my own. Those years as an academic also made me a skilled facilitator of meetings, a resourceful and tenacious researcher and interviewer, and an expert at providing clear and organized explanations of complex topics.

In recent years, the many successful proposals I have written include those to individuals (one recently resulted in a donation of over $20 million), to private foundations, (both large and small), and to government agencies (National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, the Institute for Education Sciences, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the National Endowment for the Humanities). For example, proposals I wrote for Samuel Merritt University brought in $9.1M in funding in 2016 alone.

CONTACT: mk [at] madeleinekahn [dot] com