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About Scott D. Calhoun, Ph.D.

Dr. Calhoun is a Professor of English, teaching courses on nonfiction writing, literature, the history of English, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, and the uses, constructions, and appreciation of narratives. He is the creator and director of The U2 Conference, a meeting of academic and popular audiences for the exploration of the music, work, and influence of U2. He edited and contributed to Exploring U2: Is This Rock ‘n’ Roll?, a collection of essays, and is a Series Editor with Scarecrow Press for Tempo books on rock and pop music and culture. He writes for the website @U2 and has contributed essays about U2 to Books & Culture. He has been teaching at Cedarville since 1999.


Present Professor of English, Cedarville University Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages

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Professional Service and Affiliations

Series Editor, Tempo
Curator & Advisory Board Member, The Little Museum of Dublin
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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Scholar of the Year, Cedarville University - 2015


  • Composition
  • Advanced Composition
  • The English Language
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Introduction to Literature
  • American Literature: 1820-1865
  • American Literature: 1865-1914
  • C.S. Lewis and the Inklings


1999 Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
1997 M.A., Bowling Green State University
1995 B.A., Cedarville College

Contact Information

Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages
Cedarville University
AM 20


Dissertation (1)

Web Publications (1)

Books (3)

Book Chapters (4)

Book Reviews (1)

Articles (6)

Notable Interviews (10)