College of Arts and Sciences
English and Modern Languages
B.A., 2001, Olivet Nazarene University
M.A., 2005, Governor’s State University
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certification, 2005, Wheaton College
When talking to her students about the world of publishing, Professor Ingram speaks from personal experience. She is the author of two academic books, Bigger Thomas: A Rolling Stone: The Essence of Existential Crisis in Existence (2009) and A Postmodern Resurrection: God is Dead: Remaining Knights Search for Truth (2011).
She also shares with them, both inside and outside the classroom, her knowledge and expertise about college writing, creative writing, and how to teach English as a Second Language (ESL).
In addition to assisting with Olivet’s Missions in Action (M.I.A.) trips, Kristy has worked with the English Language Institute/China and Footsteps Missions.
Before joining Olivet’s faculty in 2006, she taught academic writing to sophomore law students at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for two years.
She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the Academy of American Poets, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other languages (TESOL) and the Cambodian Association of Illinois.
In her time away from Olivet, she enjoys traveling. Her favorite spot on the globe is Southeast Asia. Her dreams are to visit every continent; teach ESL overseas with organizations that offer intensive English camps during the summer months; study existential theory; practice solitude; and work within the community to help the homeless and persons in need.