Lynn Bartholome is an Associate Professor of English and Philosophy at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York, where she teaches courses in literature, writing, popular culture and philosophy. She received an A.A. from Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida, a B.A. in Humanities, and a B.S. in Accounting, both from the University of Central Florida, Orlando. She also holds M.A.’s in Religion and English Literature and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from the Florida State University, Tallahassee.

Dr. Bartholome began her full-time teaching career at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, where, in 1992, she received the Ferris State University Teaching Excellence Award, funded by the Michigan Legislature.  In 1994 she was honored by the Michigan Association of Governing Boards with the MAGB Distinguished Faculty Award.

While serving as an associate professor and division dean at Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus, Dr. Bartholome received the Administrative Faculty Excellence Award (1996). In 2002, she was honored with the NISOD Award for excellence in community college teaching and leadership, sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin and in 2004, the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Bartholome is currently the president of the Popular Culture Association and on the editorial advisory board of The Journal of Popular Culture.  She is the author of numerous publications, including a forthcoming book on the Jewish community of Rochester, New York entitled, The Jews of Joseph Avenue. Her latest article, “The Value of Teaching Popular Culture in the Community College: A Stew of Abstract, Concrete, Serious, and Not-So-Serious Notions” was recently published by McFarland & Company in Popular Culture Studies Across the Curriculum: Essays for Educators. Dr. Bartholome is also a volume editor for the six-volume Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture, to be published in 2006 by Greenwood Press. Her next writing project is a cultural history of Jell-O.