Lennox Speaker Derek McCracken

This is a past event.

Thursday, March 7 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Derek McCracken (MS Narrative Medicine, Columbia University; MA English, University of Missouri-Kansas City) is interested in the field of health humanities, particularly the critical need for narrative medicine and how illness and disability are represented in the arts. He teaches narrative medicine pedagogy at Columbia University, coordinates the narrative medicine alumni/student continuing education program, and directs narrative medicine workshops for physicians and faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has published essays and critiques in Theater for a New Audience 360Critical StagesAmerican Theater, and Emerging Science and Technology. He serves on the board of Say Ah! (a New York health literacy organization), and as a patient advocate for assault victims at Mount Sinai.

Prior to working in the field of medical humanities, Derek worked at Hallmark Cards for 17 years, most recently as a creative director in Greetings Commercialization. He led a team of writers and editors who translated consumer needs into culturally relevant social expression products, particularly those serving African-American, Hispanic, and LGBTQ audiences. He taught English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Baker University.

Chapman Center Auditorium
One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212

Event Type

Humanities, Health and Wellness

Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, Open to the Public

Type

Lecture

Department
Communication
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