Donald N.S. Unger, MFA, PhD

I have been doing freelance business journalism for Knowledge@Wharton and its affiliated sites for more than a decade; recently, I’ve done some work for the Economist Intelligence Unit.  I write and lecture on the representation of men, masculinity, and fatherhood in popular culture.  Fall 2014, I will be a visiting lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies at the College of the Holy Cross.

My book “Men Can: The Changing Image & Reality of Fatherhood in America,” was published by Temple University Press in June of 2010.  I also have a collection of (previously published) short fiction, Brokenhearted Ironies.

Nonfiction work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Village Voice; radio commentary has aired on NPR affiliates in Amherst and Albany; short fiction has been published in the US, Canada and Europe.  I’ve published a poem or two as well.

I have more than twenty years experience as a teacher of writing, across a broad swath of genres, including positions at: MIT, The University at Albany (SUNY), and Daniel Webster College.

Scholarly interests in Composition/Rhetoric include questions of mutual assessment in the writing classroom.

Don Unger, April 2014