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Robert Alderman

Robert Alderman

Assistant Teaching Professor of English

216 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2020: On line teaching only.


  1. MFA, Creative Writing, University of South Florida
  2. BA, English, University of South Florida

Professional Bio

Robert Alderman holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of South Florida. He has published fiction and poetry in The Mailer Review, Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Door is a Jar, and various other literary magazines. His poem "Watch for the Patterns, Watch for the Wires" won the "Secret" contest, hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies, and was later published in Southeast Missouri State University Press's Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 6. He was a semi-finalist for The Poet's Billow 2013 Atlantis Award. In 2011, he won the Scholarly and Creative Excellence Award in the Fine Arts at the University of South Florida. The same year, he was also the recipient of the Thomas E. Sanders Scholarship in Creative Writing. He lives in Bellefonte, PA and works as an Assistant Teaching Professor of English, primarily teaching freshman rhetoric and creative writing at University Park. Finally, he served 8 years in the U.S. Army.