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Allison Palumbo, English Instructor

Allison Palumbo

Allison Palumbo


Office: 1627
Phone: 509-793-2178

Allison Palumbo was born in Nebraska, raised in Utah, and has since lived in France, Florida, Kentucky, Alaska, and now Washington. She joins the BBCC faculty with fourteen years of college-level English teaching experience, including composition and literature courses. She has a number of favorite authors: Henry Miller, Erica Jong, EL Doctorow, Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, Philip Roth, Chaim Potok, and Zadie Smith—to name a few. Dr. Palumbo enjoys a variety of film and television programs. One of the original media bingers, she translated her passion for stories about women heroes and fighters into her dissertation, “Strong, Independent, and in Love: Fighting Female Fantasies in Popular Culture.” Her interests outside of literature and mass media include yoga, long walks, good food, travel, and driving aimlessly on long roads toward big skies. For her, it’s the journey that counts, a belief she carries into the classroom. Dr. Palumbo derives great satisfaction from working with students and inspiring them along their quest for knowledge, and little pleases her more than students who care about learning and who are excited about their education.


Ph.D. in English, University of Kentucky
Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Kentucky
M.A. in English, Florida State University
B.A. in English, Weber State University

Teaching Experience

Graduate English Instructor, University of Kentucky
Assistant Professor of English, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Graduate English Instructor, Florida State University
English Assistant, Victor Grignard High School, Cherbourg, France