Kristine Ainsworth Swank

Kristine Ainsworth Swank

Preceptor

Preceptor, Signum University, and Library Director, Pima Community College, Northwest Campus, Tucson, Arizona

Kris Swank is a Preceptor at Signum University and Library Director at Pima Community College–Northwest Campus, Tucson, Arizona. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in Humanities and English, Dana College; a Master of Library Science, University of Arizona; an MBA in International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management; and an MA in Language and Literature, Tolkien Studies, Signum University. She is currently studying at the University of Glasgow with Dr. Dimitra Fimi.
Kris has been published in the peer-reviewed Tolkien Studies, Mythlore, Journal of Tolkien Research, and a dozen edited collections. She has also written on library topics for Library Journal, American Libraries, and other professional publications. Her honors and awards include the Horner Japanese Exchange Fellowship, Arizona Library Association (1992), Barton Kyle Yount Award, Thunderbird (1995), Professional Enrichment Recognition Award, Pima Community College (2012), and Outstanding Honors Faculty, Pima Community College (2014).

Upcoming Courses

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LITB 5303The Dystopian Tradition12 WeeksMay 6, 2019

Other Courses

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LITA 5312Tolkien’s Wars and Middle-earth12 WeeksAugust 28, 2017
LITC 5303Folkloric Transformations12 weeksAugust 29, 2016
LITB 5308The Inklings and Science Fiction12 weeksMay 2, 2016

Other Events

IDEvent NameDurationStart Date
Mythgard Movie Club: Blade Runner 20492 HoursMarch 14, 2019
MMC002-01Mythgard Movie Club: Blade Runner2 HoursJanuary 31, 2019
MMC001-09Mythgard Movie Club: She2 HoursOctober 11, 2018
Thesis Theater: Emily Denny and Lola Lindle1 HoursSeptember 28, 2018
Thesis Theater: Franny Moore-Kyle & John Costello19 WeeksMay 21, 2018
Christmas Faculty Roundtable1 HoursDecember 22, 2016
Thesis Chat with Kris Swank1 HoursOctober 7, 2016