Andrew Reiner

Lecturer

Name

Contact Information

PHONE
OFFICE
LA 4305

Education

M.F.A. Bennington Writing Seminars, Bennington College (2003)
M.S. Professional Writing Program, Towson University (1992)
B.A. Mass Communications, Towson University (1986)

Areas of Expertise

Writing

Biography

Many of the seminars I teach in the Honors College are closely tied to the topics and themes I write about: how and why we are turning away from—losing touch with—our larger communities, with neighbors and (harmless) strangers, with friends and lovers, with ourselves. Whether it’s a memoir writing course, a course on masculinity or a course about the erosion of civility and community, students and I explore why we are detaching and, more importantly, what it ultimately means for us on both micro and macro levels.

RESEARCH:

--Facebook, Texting and Social Perfection

--The Impact of Becoming a Less Civil Society

--Men/Boys and Vulnerability

PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES:

Critical and personal essays appearing in the New York Times, the Washington Post magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Chicago Tribune, among other publications. I have been interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR), the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) and on Baltimore’s WBAL radio. Also, I am a sometime contributor to The Signal, an arts and culture radio show on Baltimore’s WYPR.

Courses FALL 2019

  • ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education
  • ENGL 190 Honors Writing Seminar
  • HONR 370 Honors Seminar Advanced Topics