About Robert Dixon-Kolar

Areas of Research Interest

  • Developmental writing, craft traditions, especially of Asian cultures

Recent Courses Taught

  • Developmental writing and reading

Current Projects

  • "The Way of a Woodworker," a personal essay in The Empty Vessel; A Journal of Contemporary Taoism, Spring, 2000
  • "Bending and Turning," an article in Parabola: The Magazine of Myth, Tradition, and the Search for Meaning, Fall, 2000
  • "As the Door Opens," and article in Parabola, Winter, 2001

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books

  • "Bending and Turning," my article on symbolism of Shaker craft is archived in the SIRS Humanities Research Database.


  • M.S. in Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A. in English Education, University of Illinois at Chicago