About the Author

OER books are usually blends of different texts, so I cannot speak to the original Lumen authors’ backgrounds.  Here is a little bit of background about myself, though (written in that third person that is always a warning sign for individuals, as Seinfeld episodes show us).

Josh Dickinson is an Associate Professor of English at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY. He teaches English and Education courses with a focus upon American Literature 1 and 2, Native American Literature, and non-Western Literature. Josh attended SUNY Jefferson, SUNY Potsdam, Syracuse University, and Colgate University.  In the 2019-20 academic year, he participated in Faculty Guild activities with OER themes.

Josh also supervises Jefferson’s EDGE (concurrent enrollment) English offerings at over a dozen local high school and BOCES sites.  He is OER Mentor at JCC and Space Mythos is his 13th OER.  Others are available at: https://sunyjefferson.libguides.com/JCCOERtextbooks

He enjoys participating in the National Novel Writing Month contest, having completed seven novels so far each November, with an eight-day novel being his record best poor novel.

Josh has officiated high school soccer matches for 27 years and supports pro teams Tottenham Hotspur, FC Barcelona, and Borussia Dortmund.

At the Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa: Go Habs, Go!