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Bob Burkholder

Bob Burkholder

Associate Professor Emeritus of English

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Bob Burkholder


B.A. Washington College, Chestertown, MD
M.A. University of South Carolina
Ph.D. University of South Carolina

Professional Bio

Bob Burkholder is a former president of the international Ralph Waldo Emerson society, and the editor or co-author of several books on Emerson and Melville. He founded the Penn State Adventure Literature Program in 2000 and has been teaching in that program since then, building it into a model for similar programs at other universities. He served as the associate head of the English Department from 2009 to 2017.

Areas of Specialization

American Literature Before 1900

Environmental Literature and Experiential Education