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Paul Bergstraesser

Associate Lecturer for the Department of EnglishPaul Bergstraesser

Hoyt 330, pbergst1@uwyo.edu

Biography

Paul Bergstraesser began teaching at UW in 2007, and currently has a joint appointment in the English Department and the Creative Writing Program. He teaches numerous classes in creative writing and literature and is a stalwart in the Honors Program. Outside of teaching, Paul’s focus is on writing, especially fiction, and he enjoys spending time indoors and out with his wife and son.

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

M.A.,  Northern Michigan University

B.A.,  Oberlin College

Recent and Upcoming Courses

Creative Writing: Fiction and Nonfiction
Introduction to Literature
Freshman Honors Colloquium

Publications

Short stories:

2015  "Flight 2418," Thin Air Magazine

http://thinairmagazine.org/2015/06/05/flight-2418/

2010    “The Proposition,” Stone’s Throw Magazine

2009    “Winter Bar,” The Portland Review

2006    “Today Is Home,” Other Voices #44

http://www.webdelsol.com/Other_Voices/Bergstraesser.htm

2004    “Humility,” The Barcelona Review

http://barcelonareview.com/

Selected Awards

2017 College of Arts and Sciences Top Ten Teacher Award
2015 Promoting Intellectual Engagement Award
2012 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship (fiction)
2011 Excellence in Teaching Freshman Honors
2004 Chicago Bar Association’s Goodnow Memorial Award in Fiction


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