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Office: L248

Phone: 847-925-6295



Courses Taught:

English 101

English 102

English 220: Creative Writing

Literature 115: Introduction to Fiction

he Beatles (Learning Communities: Literature 105 and English 102)


M.A., Northeastern Illinois University

B.A., Northeastern Illinois University

Academic Interests:

Fiction Writing

Twentieth-Century American Literature

British Romantic Poetry


Greg Herriges has written five novels: Someplace Safe (1984 & 1985, St. Martin's/Avon), Secondary Attachments (1986, William Morrow), and The Winter Dance Party Murders (1998, Wordcraft), Streethearts (2011,, and Lennon and Me (2011,  He is also the author of a memoir, JD: A Memoir of a Time and a Journey (2006, Wordcraft), and collection of short fiction, The Bay of Marseilles and Other Stories (2011, Serving House Books).

His short works have appeared in The Chicago Tribune Magazine, The Literary Review, Story Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, World Wide Writers, Popular Music and Society, and the just-published anthology Winter Tales: Men Write about Aging (2011, Serving House Books).  

Greg has also written and co-produced with Tom Knoff the documentary films: Thomas E. Kennedy: The Copenhagen Quartet, Player: A Rock and Roll Dream (which won Gold at The Aurora Awards in 2007), and TC Boyle: The Art of the Story (which won Platinum, Best of Show at the Aurora Awards in 2009).