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TJ Rivard

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Whitewater 101C
(765) 973-8243


  • M.F.A.,  Fiction, Indiana University, 1989
  • B.A., English, Bellarmine College, 1983

Current Creative Activity

Writing short stories, a series of novels, and a play.

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Rivard, T.J. “Landscaping with Canaries,” Gulf Stream Magazine, December, 2010.
  • Rivard, T.J.  "Chalk Drawings," Right Hand Pointing, December, 2006.
  • Rivard, T.J.  The Highest Point in Indiana, Indiana College English Association. Richmond, IN.  September, 30, 2006. 
  • Rivard, T.J.  “The Girl and the Snake.”  15 June 2004. Smokelong Quarterly, 4.
  • Rivard, T.J.  "The Raven and The Swan," flashquake, vol. 3, issue 2, winter 2003-04.  Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
  • Rivard, T.J.  "The Hat," The Café Irreal, Issue #8, August, 2002.
  • Rivard, T.J.  "Thomas Pynchon: a Study of The Crying of Lot 49," fall 2001.  Web publication through the University of Louisville.
  • Rivard, T.J.  "Beyond Parallel Play: Creating Interdisciplinary Collaboration."  Academic Chairpersons Conference.  Orlando, FL. February 8, 2001.
  • "Rivard, T.J.  Teaching What We Teach Ourselves; Learning From What We Teach Our Students."  Winterfest '99.  Terre Haute, IN.  January 29, 1999.
  • "Rivard, T.J.  The Monkey Rattle," Eureka Literary Magazine, spring 1997.

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Sylvia E. Bowman Award for Distinguished Teaching, Indiana University, 2006.
  • Helen Lees Award for Excellence in Teaching, Indiana University East, 2000.
  • TERA award for excellence in teaching for 1997, 1998, and 2000.
  • F.A.C.E.T. (The Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching) Award, 1994.


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