Ph.D. in English, University of California, Davis, 1982
B.A. and M.A. in English, University of California, Davis, 1975, 1979
Hans Ostrom is Professor of African American Studies and English, and he teaches courses on African American literature, creative writing (poetry and fiction), and poetry as a genre. His academic publications include Langston Hughes: A Study of the Short Fiction, A Langston Hughes Encyclopedia, and the Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature (5 vols.), edited with J. David Macey. He has also published articles on the works of Rudolph Fisher, Elizabeth Bishop, William Blake, and George Meredith. His poems and short fiction have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. He has published three novels: Three to Get Ready, Honoring Juanita, and Without One, as well as The Coast Starlight: Collected Poems 1976-2006. He is a member of the PEN/America Center. Hans has won the President's Award for Outstanding Teaching at Puget Sound.