Kristin Thoennes

English Instructor

Department: English
Office: B-133
Phone: 651-450-3494


Kristin has a Masters degree in English (with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition) from St. Cloud State University. She taught at St. Cloud State University, the Minnesota School of Business, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, the University of Minnesota, and North Hennepin Community College before joining the English department at Inver Hills.

Kristin has been a trainer and consultant in business and industry, creating industry-specific curriculum and then teaching employees to improve their written communication skills. Kristin also has been a writer and editor for various publishing companies in Minneapolis and New York City. In those roles, she wrote over 40 children's nonfiction books; supplemental teachers' materials, feature pieces, and indexes for high school textbooks; and authors'/writers' guidelines for various publishing houses. She also is a successful grant writer and has taught community education classes in writing. She has been an online tutor trainer for a national company as well.

Kristin enjoys creative writing and has had a short story published in The Wisconsin Review. At Inver Hills, she teaches composition and professional writing courses, and she is a member of the Developmental Composition Committee and the Concurrent Enrollment Committee. Kristin lives in Minneapolis with her family and takes advantage of the many cultural opportunities the city offers.

Education Credentials

Master of Arts (MA) - Majors: Engl Lang/Lit, Gen - Saint Cloud State University

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Majors: Engl Lang/Lit, Gen - Saint Cloud State University

Kristin Thoennes