Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Humanities
School of Humanities | Fairleigh Dickinson University (



  • Composition
  • Professional Writing
  • Communication
  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Advanced Literary Studies


  • Composition
  • Comics Scholarship
  • Early Modern Literature
  • Early Modern Drama
  • Shakespeare
  • Film Studies
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Studies
  • Media Studies


  • BA (Hons), Simon Fraser University
  • MA (English), Queen’s University
  • PhD (English and Film Studies), University of Alberta

Academic Profile

Orion (Dr. Kidder) has taught composition and professional writing at FDU since 2009 as well as literature surveys, advanced courses on the novel, and introduction to communication. He enjoys open classroom discussions and loves hearing his students’ perspectives.

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