Kevin McKelvey

McKelvey grew up outside Lebanon, Indiana, and attended DePauw University. Before coming to UIndy, he taught full time at Purdue University and part time at IUPUI and DePauw University. Currently, he’s a member of the Big Car Collective and active in the organization’s place-making initiatives at Service Center for Contemporary Culture and Community and other places around the city. He also serves as a board vice-president for Second Story, a local organization that helps kids with creative writing.

McKelvey's areas of expertise include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, professional writing, service learning, contemporary Midwestern literature, wilderness studies, sustainability, and contemporary Scottish, English, and Irish poetry and fiction.