The VOICES Reading Series welcomes Paul Hanstedt (memoir).
Paul Hanstedt received his Ph.D. in Victorian Literature in 1996 and has not used it since. He is a professor of English at Roanoke College, where, among other things, he directed the revision of a campus-wide general education program, developed an innovative writing-across-the-curriculum program, coordinated the implementation of the college’s e-portfolio system, edited a national literary journal, Roanoke Review, and taught classes ranging from travel literature to creative fiction. Hanstedt is the recipient of several teaching awards, including a 2013 State Council for Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award, and received a Fulbright to aid curricular revision in Hong Kong. His short stories and articles have been published in a variety of venues, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Beloit Fiction Journal, Puerto Del Sol, Confrontation, Kyoto Review, Dadwagon, Roads and Kingdoms, Pedagogy and Writing on the Edge. Hanstedt has authored two books: “Hong Konged,” a travel memoir, and “General Education Essentials,” a faculty introduction to current trends in liberal education. He is also a regular essayist on Virginia Public Radio.
The VOICES Reading Series is co-funded by the English Department, the Environmental Studies Program, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program, the International Languages and Cultures Department, the Alumni Office, the Twain Lecture Series on American Humor and Culture, Slack Winery, and the Arts Alliance of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.