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Dr. Nathaniel L. Hansen

Associate Professor
Supervisor, Writer's Festival & Editor, Windhover Journal
English Department
Office: Heard 120
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8008900 College St, Box 8008BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4563(254) 295-4563
Subjects Taught: Creative Writing: Prose, Creative Writing: Poetry, Literature, Rhetoric & Composition
Degrees Earned: Ph.D, University of South Dakota (2011); M.F.A., Minnesota State University Moorhead (2004); B.A., Southwest Minnesota State University (2000)

Dr. Hansen was born and raised in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. He has taught creative writing, literature, and composition at colleges and universities in Minnesota, Washington, Oregon, South Dakota, Ohio, and Texas.

In 2014, Spoon River Poetry Press published his chapbook, Four Seasons West of the 95th Meridian. His poetry, fiction, and nonfiction has also appeared in such publications as Whitefish Review, Driftwood Press,The Cresset, Midwestern Gothic, Red Weather, The Passionate Transitory, Bluestem, Bryant Literary Review, The Evansville Review, and South Dakota Review, among others.

Dr. Hansen is the editor of UMHB's national literary journal, The Windhover, and directs the annual Windhover Writers' Festival, held each February. From 2011-2014 he edited the online literary quarterly, The Blue Bear Review, a journal he founded.

When not reading or writing, he enjoys running, disc golf, and playing keys at Vista Community Church.

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Research Interests

Creative Writing

Twentieth-Century American Short Fiction

Twentieth-Century American Poetry

War Literature

Narrative Theory

Twentieth-Century American Novel

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