Humanities Faculty & Staff
Elizabeth Perkins, Dean
Dr. Ulf Kirchdorfer
Dr. Ulf Kirchdorfer is Professor of English. He was selected the Carnegie Foundation U.S. Professor of the Year for the State of Georgia in 2001, and served as Board of Regents Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning in 1996-1997 and 1997-1998.
Dr. Kirchdorfer has had poetry published in numerous venues, including Rolling Stone, Poet Lore, Poetry Daily, Tar River Poetry Review, Harvard Review, The Christian Science Monitor, Mudfish, New York Quarterly, and Blue Mesa Review. His essays of literary criticism have been published in journals such as The Faulkner Journal and Walt Whitman Quarterly Review.
Dr. Kirchdorfer is a pioneer in the field of distance learning—television, GSAMS, and online—having won numerous awards for his work, including first place from the AACC (American Association of Community Colleges) NCIA (National Council of Instructional Administrators) in the Exemplary Initiatives in the Use of Technology category for “Multi-Modal Distance Education: An Improved Pedagogy.”
Dr. Kirchdorfer enjoys running marathons and working out. He also writes a column for the Swedish-American newspaper Nordstjernan, established in 1872, and is a contributor to the magazine Nordic Reach. His work has been published by Runner’s World, Marathon & Beyond, Canadian Running, UltraRunning Magazine, and other running publications. He and his wife Kristin have three mini-dachshunds, Ava, Greta, and Ilsa.