Michael W. Young
Part-Time Faculty (Arts & Humanities)
Wheatley Center 142

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Duquesne University , 1980
  • Ph.D., Writing and Literature, University of Cincinnati, 1989
  • Master of Arts, Writing and Literature, Kansas State University, 1983

Professional Background

  • Formerly taught at institutions such as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Cincinnati, and Kansas State University.
  • Won teaching awards at the University of Cincinnati and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, along with twice being listed in _Who's Who Among America's Teachers_.
  • An award-winning author of short stories, poems, creative non-fiction, along with dozens of scholarly (including peer reviewed) articles and essays. Invited to present at over 90 scholarly conferences throughout North America.
  • Was the Director of Academic Assessment at La Roche College.
  • Did the Editorial work on _Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies_ by distinguished Yale professor, Maynard Mack; 1993.
  • Awarded a Faculty Enrichment Grant by the Government of Canada. The fellowship supported study of Canadian Literature and History at University of New Brunswick, York University, University of Ottawa, and Concordia University.
  • Awarded two grants by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Teaching Council to do pedagogical research studies.


  • "Flying the Secret Sky", Film and History, March 2011
  • "Canadian Literature of the Sea", Encyclopedia of Maritime History, Oxford Universty Press, 2007.
  • "E. L. Doctorow", "F. Scott Fitzgerald", "Diane Glancy", "Samuel Hazo", "Yong Ik Kim", Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature, Greenwood Press, 2005.
  • "Teaching Text and Performance through Soundscripting", MLA Approaches to Teaching Hamlet, Modern Language Association, 2002.
  • "Brett's Discreet Horns:  Hemingway's Twisting Narrative in The Sun Also Rises", The Bulletin, Vol. 17, Fall 1995.


  • 2014 - Conference on College Composition and Communication, "The Center Can Hold: Assessment Through Communication for the Writing Class, the Department, and the Institution".
  • 2009 - Conference on College Composition and Communication, "E, I, A, O/E, and U: Spelling Out and Assessing Information Literacy Within Our Discourse Communities."
  • 2007 - Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, "Assessing Literacy of the Word and the Idea: Writing and Information Across the Curriculum."
  • 1999 - National Council of Teachers of English Conference, "Re-Imagining Our Composition Curriculum."
  • 1996 - Conference on College Composition and Communication, "Sound and Fury Signifying Narrative: Writers and Readers in a Creative Writing Classroom".
  • 1993 - Conference on College Composition and Communication, "The Intention of Writers and the Intonation of the Audience: Critical Speaking, Listening, and Composing in Creative Writing Classrooms."
  • 1992 - Conference on College Composition and Communication, "The Classroom Trial of Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Way to See, Speak, Hear, and Live a Persuasive Essay Assignment".