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English|Department of

John "Jack" Hartnett

MFA Writing Hamline University 1997

Writing Instructor, University of Wyoming 2005-present
Technical Writer, Teachstone Training LLC 2012-present
Director of Communications, St. John's College 2004-2006

Phone: 904-297-8497

Courses taught:

Engl 4010 Writing for the Professions

Engl 4050 Writers Workshop in Creative Nonfiction

Engl 3340 Philosophy in Literature

Professional Publications

E-Learning Developer's Journal 2003

  • "Talk the Talk – How to Sound like an E-Learning Project Manager"

The AMA Handbook of E-Learning 2003

  • Chapter 11: "Bandwidth Be Damned"

  • Chapter 15: "Clicking With Vendors"

Online Learning Magazine (now part of Training) 1995-2001

  • Nuts & Bolts, a monthly column dealing with instructional design, development, and strategy

Literary Writing Credits

Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Gulf War, 2003

  • A very illuminating, vividly written account... Very strongly recommended…-Midwest Book Review May 2003

  • One of the best books to come out of that earlier conflict with Iraq…captures modern warfare and the ancient stress it puts on men and their marriages…-Alan Caruba, Bookviews. Pick of the Month, May 2003.

"Father of the Modern Theater," Hamline Journal, 1996

"Jenny's Own Song," Haunts, 1996

"My Lunatic Sister," Hamline Journal, 1995

"Guilt by Association," Year 2000, 1995

"Saint Peter's Shadow," Testament of Lael, 1994

"Blacken," Tales of the Unanticipated, 1994

"Ceremonies at the Last Bar in the Village," War World III, Baen Books, 1991

Professional Presentations

Descartes Responds to Dharmakīrti: The Study of the History of Philosophy as a Pursuit of the Universal, Graduate Conference in Philosophy, University of New Mexico, Nov. 2007.

Association of Hamline Alumni, First Friday Forum, Dec 2003, Always Faithful: Writings and Recollections from the Gulf

Featured Presenter, eLearning Guild Instructional Design Conference 2003

  • The Click and the Dead, How to Add Interactivity to Online Learning

  • Bandwidth Be Damned: Optimizing E-Learning

Keynote Presenter, Training 2002, Atlanta, GA 2002

The Supreme Court of E-Learning: Expert Panelists' E-learning Predictions

Featured Presenter, Online Learning 2002 Master of Ceremonies, Web-based Training Producers Conference 2001

Teaching Experience

The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1992-96

  • Writing Imaginative Fiction: Literary Approaches to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

  • Writing for the Alternate Press

  • Freelance Realities: How to Sell Your Words Without Selling Your Soul

  • Finding Your Niche: Jump-Starting Your Writing Career

University of Minnesota Complete Scholar Program 1996

  • Guest Instructor: Writing for Publication

Minneapolis Community and Technical College 1996

  • Adjunct Instructor: Making a Living as a Writer

The Open U, Minneapolis MN 1995

  • Instructor: Breaking into Print


Finalist, Lone Mountain Writer’s Conference 1999

Bronze Telly, Cirrus Logic Digital Dust Video 1996

Finalist Writer’s Digest Personal Essay Contest  1994

Finalist Creative Non-Fiction Contest at the Loft, Minneapolis, MN 1994

Honorable Mention, Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 1993

2nd Place, Best Investigative Story, Minnesota Newspaper Association 1992


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