Ken Harmon was born in Concord, NC and has lived in the Charlotte area all of his life. He completed his B.A. in 1996 at UNC-Charlotte and later completed an M.A. there in 2001. He completed PhD coursework in the Literature and Criticism Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has taught English Composition at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Winthrop University as well as Central Piedmont Community College, where he also taught American Literature. He is currently an Associate Professor of English at Johnson & Wales University Charlotte, where he has taught since 2005 .
A writer of poetry and criticism, Prof. Harmon's other areas of interest include 20th century and contemporary American Literature, specifically multi-ethnic literature, film studies, visual rhetoric, ecocriticism, environmental writing, eastern philosophy, and politics. He is an avid reader, photographer, and lover of the arts, and enjoys exploring the outdoors with his two dogs, Gage, a Siberian Husky, and Jackson, "Jack Jack," a golden retriever.