Josh Kesterson

  • Program Coordinator and Lecturer


Josh Kesterson is an English instructor with years of experience teaching at Cuyahoga Community College, Lorain County Community College, and at John Carroll University. He has also worked in writing centers and as an English tutor since 2014.

Josh spent two years of his undergraduate degree at Cuyahoga Community College before transferring to John Carroll University to complete his BA in English literature with a minor in philosophy. He remained at John Carroll University to earn his MA in English literature.

His professional interests include British literature, French literature, Irish literature, continental philosophy, critical theory, composition and rhetoric, writing pedagogy, (post)modern philosophy, film studies, cultural studies, food studies, and recently, video game studies.

He is currently writing and revising a number of articles for potential publication on topics including intersections between human animals and other animals in art with aid from Sherwood Anderson’s concepts of the grotesque as displayed in his cyclical novel, Winesburg, Ohio. Other works in progress include investigations of circular paternal symbiosis in history, memory, and literature, with a particular focus on the works of Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee. Outside of these interests, Josh likes to run, cook, play guitar, and read.

Spring 2023

Academic Writing Through Transition — LLAB 101

Fall 2023

Food for Thought — FYSP 099