Hans A Ostrom Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Hans A Ostrom

Professor of African American Studies and English
University of Puget Sound

I teach mainly African American literature and poetry-writing, but I have taught British literature, rhetoric, composition, fiction-writing, and a variety of other courses. I have published books and articles on British literature, American literature, African American studies, creative-writing, and writing pedagogy. I have also published poetry books and novels. I co-wrote Orwell's Politics and the English Language in the Age of Pseudocracy (Routledge) with William Haltom.


For most of my career, I've taught at the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Washington), where I started a Writing Center and co-founded the African American Studies program. My teaching and academic publication have been in a spectrum of areas: British and American literature, composition, creative writing, rhetoric, and African American literature. I have also taught at the University of California, Davis; Johannes Gutenberg University (Germany), and Uppsala University (Sweden)--the latter as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in American Studies.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    African American literature, Modern and Contemporary British and American Poetry, British Romantic poetry, creative writing, rhetoric, writing-pedagogy.  I have also published poetry and fiction.

Personal Interests

    Reading philosophy (as an amateur), growing vegetables and flowers, fishing, traveling (including to Sweden, Germany, Turkey (Istanbul), and Sicily. I regularly visit the norther Sierra Nevada mountains in California, where I grew up


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