HOLY NAMES UNIVERSITY

Education

PhD, English
Southern Illinois University
MA, BA, English
CSU Stanislaus

Courses Taught

  • American Literature
  • Composition
  • Critical Theory
  • Professional Writing

Professional Interests

Creative and professional writing, religion, and literature.

Publications

Domestic Drafts, 2012

Houndini and Other Tales, 2009

Poetry: “Albert Kennedy” in Vine Leaves, 2013

“Mr. Gagos’s Field” in Song of the San Joaquin, 2010

Fiction
“A Beastly Fable” in Iron Gall Press, 2014

“The Psychic Sidekick” in The Cynic, 2005

Nonfiction
“Do I Hear What You Hear?” in Hospital Drive, 2012. 

Criticism
“In the Name of the Father: Male Voice, Feminist Authorship, and the Reader in Gilead,” in Renascence, 2014.

Speeches, Colloquia and Public Appearances

“The Sacred/Secular Home on the Range: Kent Haruf’s Benediction and change by slow accretion” 2014 Western Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature. 

“Lord, Who is my Colleague?” 2013 Western Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature. 

“In the Name of the Father:  Male Voice and Feminist Authorship in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead,” 2012 Western Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature. 

‘The English MA 2.0,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2010.

Hobbies

Motorcycles, ATVs, farming/gardening

D.W. Schmidt
Associate Professor of English
Began 1995
Contact Information
Phone: (510) 436-1507
Office: Brennan 72