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About Linda G. Niemann

Linda Grant Niemann, Professor of English, teaches creative nonfiction and literature and is the author of three books: "On the Rails" (previously titled "Boomer: Railroad Memoirs"), "Railroad Voices," and "Railroad Noir." These literary nonfiction works chronicle her twenty-year career as a railroad freight conductor. In addition, she has published feature essays, reviews, interviews, and anthologized stories. For many years, she has been interested in Mesoamerican culture and has traveled to Mexico and Central America as a tourist, student, scholar, and study abroad director.


Present Professor of English, Kennesaw State University

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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 David P. Morgan Article Award, Railway and Locomotive Historical Society
  • 2008 Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award
  • 2007 Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award Finalist
  • 2004 Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award Finalist
  • 2002 Year of Mexico Teaching Module Award
  • 2000 NEH Summer Institute Fellow - The Maya World: Community and Change
  • 2000 Kennesaw State University Master Scholarship Award
  • 1991 Best Nonfiction, Bay Area Book Reviewers Association
  • 1968-1973 Ford Foundation "Special Career" Fellowship
  • 1968 Honorable Mention, Woodrow Wilson Foundation
  • 1968 Poetry Prize, Cowell College UC Santa Cruz
  • 1967 Delegate in Poetry, University Arts Conference, UC Riverside


  • AMST 7310 Literature of the American West
  • PRWR 7500 Advanced Creative Nonfiction
  • PRWR 6520 Creative Nonfiction
  • PRWR 6410 Feature Writing
  • ENG 4560 Literature and History of the American West
  • ENG 4490 Feature Writing
  • ENG 4120 Advanced Creative Nonfiction
  • ENG 3350 Literature and History of the American West
  • WRIT 3130 Creative Nonfiction
  • ENG 2110 World Literature
  • ENG 1102 Composition II

Contact Information

Office: English Building (EB 27), Room 138
Phone: 770-499-3446
Fax: 770-423-6524


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