Kym Kennedy (photo courtesy The World) While wrapping up her master's coursework at UI&U, Kennedy was offered a job teaching writing and composition at Southwestern Oregon Community College. She is also working on her Ph.D. in adult and postsecondary education. Kym's goal in earning a M.A. with a concentration in literature and writing was to “become the type of college professor that can transmit passion for literature to students and show them how literature and writing are relevant to their lives regardless of their majors.”