Associate Professor of the Practice
Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield (TKM) specializes in Love, teaching the only classes at BC dedicated to this most basic of human phenomena (as both a Literature Core course and a Capstone seminar). He is a novelist and teaches nonfiction writing classes at the first-year and senior levels (First-Year Writing Seminar and Creative Nonfiction). TKM also teaches science fiction and detective fiction, including gothic fiction.
TKM has taught in both the Cornerstone and Capstone programs for at least ten years. For Cornerstone, he teaches the Freshman Topic Seminar Indoctrination in Film, and for Capstone, he teaches Love and Indoctrination.
As a fiction writer he has published a series of novels set on the BC campus called Adventures on the Heights, including Grail Mysterium, Satanis Mysterium, and the upcoming Tempus Mysterium. Other novels include Memoirs of a Shape-shifter (2006) and Hide and Seek (2009).
His office is located geographically at the antipodes of the English Department office.