Dr. Richard S. Tomlinson
CELL: (217) 620.6762
Recruit Training, Naval Training Center, Great
o 1966 - 1968 – USS Lowry (DD-770)
o 1968 - 1971 – U. S. Naval
o 1971 - 1973 – Delmar College,
Corpus Christi, TX
o 1973 - 1975 – Fighter Squadron
194 (in USS Oriskany CVA-34)
o 1975 - 1977 – Staff, Commander
Oceanographic System, United States Pacific Fleet
o 1977 - 1979 – Commanding
Officer, Flag Administrative Unit, Commander Light
Attack Wing, United States Pacific Fleet
o 1979 - 1981 – Administrative
Department Head, USS Long Beach (CGN-9)
o 1981 - 1983 – University of San
Diego, CA (Undergraduate School)
o 1983 - 1987 – Commander, Naval
Manpower/Personnel Command, Washington,
o Doctoral Dissertation: An
Edition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Opus Maximum
o D. Phil., M. Phil., English
Language and Literature, University of Oxford,
England (Major concentration: British Romantic
o M.A., English, Georgetown
University, Washington, D. C.
o B.A., summa cum laude, English,
University of San Diego, California
o A.A., summa cum laude, English,
Delmar College, Corpus Christi, Texas
o M. Phil. Examinations passed
with Distinction, University of Oxford, 1990
o Dean’s List, University of San
o Dean’s List, Delmar College,
o Phi Theta Kappa and Outstanding
Student, English and Philosophy Divisions, Delmar
o Richland Community College,
(Composition 1), 24 semesters
(Composition 2), 32 semesters
(Developmental English 2), 6 semesters
English 110 EL/VL
(Report Writing via Internet), 12 semesters
English 115 (Intro.
to Literature), 6 semesters
English 121 (Intro.
to Fiction), 4 semesters
English 126 (Intro.
to Poetry), 12 semesters
English 251 (British
Literature to 1800), 4 semesters
(Humanities Honors), 3 semesters
o Millikin University, Decatur,
Writing Center Tutor,
(Developmental Writing), 8 semesters
Study Skills, 6
Writing Workshops, 6 semesters
(Professional Writing), 2 semesters
o St. Catherine’s College, Oxford:
British Poetry and
Prose 1870-1905, 1 semester
Drama, 1 semester
o Georgetown University,
Washington, D.C.: Critical Writing, 2 semesters
o U. S. Navy: Technical Writing
o Composition (including
o British and American Literature
o Professional/Technical Writing
Work in progress:
o Review (Rev.) of John Beer,
Coleridge’s Play of Mind (Oxford UP), for Charles
o Rev. of Ben Brice, Coleridge and
Skepticism (Oxford UP), for Notes and Queries.
o Review of Samuel
Taylor Coleridge and the Anglican Church,
pre-publication review for University of Notre Dame
Press, published 2010.
o “Pivotal Points in Coleridge’s
Opus Maximum,” Charles Lamb Bulletin n.s.
No. 130 (2005).
o Rev. of Selected
Writings of William Hazlitt, ed. Duncan Wu,
Pickering Masters Series, 9 vols., Charles
Lamb Bulletin, n.s. No. 120 (2002).
o Rev. of Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
Charles Lamb Bulletin n.s. No. 113 (2001).
o Rev. of The
Romantic Reformation: Religious Politics in
English Literature 1789-1824, Charles
Lamb Bulletin n.s. 104 (1998).
o Rev. of Coleridge’s
Philosophy, Charles Lamb Bulletin
n.s. No. 93 (1996).
o "The Romantic and the Scientist
Revisited," The Friend 2.2 (1993).
o Rev. of Coleridge’s Writings,
Vol. 1, On
Politics and Society, The Friend
o “Priestley’s Apostasy,” The
Friend 1.4 (1992).“A Portrait of Wordsworth
Previously Unknown,” with Paul Betz, The Friend
o “Pornography and Propaganda:
Personal Libel and Revolution,” European
Romantic Review 1.2 (1991).
o “The Primary Imagination,” Charles
Lamb Bulletin ns No. 74 (1991).
o “The Primary Imagination
Revisited,” Wordsworth Circle 21.2 (1990).
o Writer for Heritage Behavioral
Health Center, Inc., Decatur, IL.
o Academic Director, Decatur
Leadership Institute (2007-2010)
o Executive Director, Homework
Hangout After-School Program (2003-2005)
o Conference Workshop, “Editing
the Unpublished Coleridge,” Annual Conference,
Illinois Philological Association (Apr. 2005).
o Paper to Charles Lamb Society,
London, “Emphases of Coleridge’s Opus Maximum”
o Conference Workshop, “Teaching
Developmental English as a Foreign Language,”
conducted with Dr. Sean Gallagher, Annual Community
College and University English Articulation
Conference (Apr. 1996).
o Conference paper, “Teaching
Developmental English as a Foreign Language,”
delivered with Dr. Sean Gallagher at the 1995
Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign
Languages Conference (Oct. 1995).
ACADEMIC SERVICE and AWARDS:
o Editor, Charles Lamb Bulletin
(2000-2010), continuing as Advisory Editor
o Chair, Academic Quality
Improvement Program for Staff/Faculty
o Development, Richland Community
o Member, College Council, RCC
o Chair, Faculty and Academic
Affairs Council, RCC
o Member, Tech-Prep Team, RCC
o Member, SCANS Team, RCC
o Member, Staff Professional
Development Committee, RCC
o Chair, Adjunct Faculty Advisory
o Member, Technology Committee,
o Member, Marketing Committee, RCC
o Member, Student Orientation
o Member, Illinois Teacher
Education Partnership, RCC
o Member, Developmental Education
o Advisory Editor for The Friend
o College Mentor Award (to
o Richland Community College
Faculty of the Year
o Who’s Who Among America’s
Teachers (2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998)
o Chosen by Student Senate as
Faculty Speaker for RCC Commencement,
o French: reading knowledge
o Latin: reading knowledge
o Greek: reading knowledge