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Robert Alderman

Robert Alderman

Assistant Teaching Professor in English
216 Burrowes Building
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Spring 2024 Office Hours

Monday 6:00-8:00pm (Online) Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm (Online) Or by appointment


MFA, Creative Writing, University of South Florida
BA, English, University of South Florida

Professional Bio

Robert Alderman has taught writing courses at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Delaware, the Community College of Philadelphia, and the University of South Florida. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and in December 2019, Robert officially founded Pulp Hummock Press, a small publishing company with a focus on sword & sorcery pulp fiction. Just four months later, his first Kickstarter project, Gods of the Forbidden North, amassed $35,000 in pledges from 750 supporters and he was later recognized by that platform as a Backer Favorite. After serving as the project's lead author and creative director and managing an international team of writers, artists, cartographers, and layout designers, Robert's first book debuted at #23 on OneBookShelf's Top 100 Bestselling Titles list and became a Gold Best Seller, a milestone only 3% of products in the tabletop roleplaying game industry ever achieve. Recently, his newest Kickstarter launched in February 2024 to support his trilogy's second volume and the project successfully raised $108,000 with the help of 1,200 backers.

From 2018 - 2022, Robert served as the Senior Director of Global Outreach & Curriculum Development at a California-based Catholic educational nonprofit founded by the former president of Gonzaga University, Robert J. Spitzer. In that role, he traveled across the globe throughout North America, Europe, and Asia giving highly-attended lectures on the apparent contradiction between science and religion, where he discussed such topics as the implications of the 2003 BGV Theorem, evidence of the fine-tuning of our universe, medical research on near-death experiences (NDEs), the findings of the 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project, as well as contemporary metaphysical proofs for the intelligibility of an unconditioned reality and its identification with an unrestricted act of thinking.

Robert has published fiction and poetry in So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, The Wrath-Bearing Tree, Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, The Mailer Review, and various other literary magazines. His poem "Watch for the Patterns, Watch for the Wires" won the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) "Secret" contest in 2015, 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. That same year, he was also the recipient of the Thomas E. Sanders Scholarship in Creative Writing.

Finally, Robert proudly served for 8 years as an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army.