Claire Evans, Esq.

Claire Evans

Instructor of English

Office: 301 Burrus Dickinson
Phone: (309) 467-6340


JD, University of Illinois, 2003

Teaching Interests

As a former professional editor and writer, I enjoy helping students improve their writing by developing skills they will continue to use in both their academic and professional lives. I also draw upon my experience as a criminal lawyer to help students learn how to write persuasive, well-reasoned academic papers.


In 2013, I was a semi-finalist for Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award, advancing to the final five manuscripts in my genre from 10,000 entries. I’m a member of the Romance Writers of America.