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Weston Kennison

Lecturer & Fellow in International Programs
Erwin 217
585-245-5546
kennison@geneseo.edu
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Wes Kennison is a 1979 graduate of SUNY Geneseo and has been a member of the faculty since 1987.

For more information, visit his previous faculty page, and his other previous faculty page.

Office Hours

Immediately following Western Humanities or by appointment.

Interests

  • Italian Literature and Culture
  • Poetry
  • Latin
  • Politics
  • Religious History
  • Service Learning
  • International Partnerships

Wes Kennison running like the wind, possibly in terror.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Recognitions and Awards

  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

  • Obrien Award for Excellence in Part-time Teaching

  • Geneseo Foundation Distinguished Service Award

  • Geneseo InterFaith Center Distinguished Service Award

Affiliations

  • Faculty Advisor, Community Health Alliance

  • Faculty Advisor, Italian Culture Club

  • Executive Board, Livingston Cares

  • Executive Board, Geneseo Chapter U.U.P.

Education

  • M.A., St. Bonaventure, Franciscan Institute

  • B.A., SUNY Geneseo, English and Medieval Studies

Employment

  • Geneseo Town Supervisor 2000 to 2008

Classes

  • ENGL 382: The Bible as Literature

    This course evaluates the English Bible as a literary text, with readings from the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures (including the Apocrypha). Along with historical and cultural backgrounds, emphasis will be placed on literary genres present in (and sometimes unique to) the Bible, aspects of biblical language and poetics, and the intratextuality of biblical texts. The course will also compare the Bible's relationship with the text of the Qur'an and with readings and research in biblical influences on Western and world literature.

  • LATN 101: Elementary Latin I

    Introductory communication-based language course. Develops the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Intensive practice of real-world communication and cultural knowledge. For the general education requirement, it is recommended that 102/L be taken the following Spring semester.