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Tim Duggan: Bio

Tim Duggan

Tim Duggan has been making music for nearly 30 years, and his style has been described as folk, country, blues, Americana, and Shakespearean. He sings stories of real and imagined people, and he spins tales of heroes and antiheroes from old days and from new days. His pure voice and storytelling have captivated audiences in several states, in Canada, and in Europe. Dr. Tim, as he is called by his students, is a professor of education, and he has taught English and education courses in middle schools, high schools, and five colleges. He currently works in the Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies department at Northeastern Illinois University. Tim also conducts teacher workshops for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. In 1992, Tim and his pal Kevin Doyle formed the musical duo "Duggan and Doyle" and the two have released three recordings, Something Out There (1994), Natural Progression (1996) and Watching Time Walk (2005) with Scott Liebers. Tim's two solo recordings are Language Arts 101 (2003) and the 2008 release, Language Arts 201. He is currently working on a collection of songs with the tentative title, Obscurity. As a scholar, Tim has published articles in several leading journals in language arts and gifted education, and his first book, Advanced Placement Classroom: Hamlet, was published in 2008. His second book in the teaching Shakespeare series, Advanced Placement Classroom: Julius Caesar, was released in Fall of 2011. His third book, Teaching Success Guide: Lord of the Flies, is due out in June. Tim, his wife Heidi, and their two children, Eamon and Liesel, live in Skokie, Illinois.