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Director, College Writing Program

John Hyman

  • John Hyman began teaching at American University in 1986. He has won several teaching awards and was recognized for outstanding service to the university community in 2000. He has directed the Writing Center since 1993, and in 2000 became the director of the College Writing Program. In addition to many courses in writing, he has taught courses in American Studies, the Beat Generation, and the history and literature of the Vietnam War. He did his graduate study at the University of Maryland, where he met his wife, Betsy Alperin. Now he and Betsy are somehow outnumbered by their sons, Jake (22) and Max (20).
  • Degrees

    MA, American Studies, University of Maryland
    BA, American Studies, Middlebury College
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    In the classroom(s).

    Book Currently Reading:

    Richard Russo: That Old Cape Magic

  • CAS - Literature
  • Battelle Tompkins - 243
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  • Spring 2014

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