...was educated at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, where she earned the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, and at the Univerisity of Chicago where she received her Ph. D. degree. She has taught at Indiana University in Gary, Indiana and at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and she is currently Associate Professor of English at DePaul University in Chicago.
Professor McKeon is a member of the Renaissance Seminar of the University of Chicago, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Modern Language Association, and the American Association of University Professors. She has written articles in literary criticism, and her book, Novels and Arguments: Inventing Rhetorical Criticism, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 1982. She is married and the mother of two children