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 is a pioneer in the field of distance learning—television, GSAMS, and online—having won numerous awards for his work.
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's writings on education have been published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and the Daily Caller. He is a contributor to the Academe Blog. He is the author of the essay, "Why Poetry Should Be Abolished."
Dr. Kirchdorfer 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.