Tom Whalen          



Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D. American Literature, Freiburg University (Freiburg, Germany), 2008
University of California (Berkeley), Summer, 1981
Tulane University (New Orleans), Summer, 1974
M.A. Writing, Hollins College (Virginia), 1971
B.A. English, University of Arkansas (Fayetteville), 1970


Staatliche Akademie der Künste Stuttgart (Germany), Adjunct Professor in Film 2008-2017.
University of Bamberg (Germany), International Guest Professor in American Studies, 2013-14.
University of Freiburg (Germany), Mitarbeiter, North American Studies, 2012 – 13.
University of Bamberg (Germany), Adjunct Professor in American Studies, Winter 2011-12.
University of Stuttgart (Germany), Adjunct Professor in American Film and Literature 2006-09.
University of Freiburg (Germany), Adjunct Professor in North American Studies, 2005-06; 2010-12.
Salisbury State University (Maryland), Visiting Professor in Film and Poetry, Spring 2000.
Tulane University, Visiting Writer in Residence, Fall 1999.
University of Stuttgart (Germany), Visiting Professor in American Literature and Film, 1993-94; 1995-97.
Loyola University (New Orleans), Lecturer in Creative Writing, 1990-92.
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Founder and Director of Creative Writing Program, 1977-99.
McNeese State University, Visiting Lecturer in Department of Languages, 1973-76.
St. Maria Goretti High School, teacher of English and Creative Writing, 1971-72.


Stuttgart Seminar in Cultural Studies, Faculty, Summer 1992.
Kansas City Middle School of the Arts, Consultant for the Creative Writing Department, August, 1987.
Country Day School (New Orleans), Consultant for the Summer Arts Program, Summer, 1983.
Interlochen Arts Academy (Michigan), Guest artist in the Creative Writing Department, October, 1983.
Poets-in-the-Schools Program of New Orleans, co-consultant, 1980-86.
Tulane University, counselor for Tulane Teenage Day Program, Summer, 1969.


Caketrain Chapbook Competition, 2006.
Texas Review Press Novella Award, 1996.
The Missouri Review Editor's Prize (Essay), 1993.
Sabbatical Leave for Independent Work, 1986-87; 1993-94.
Distinguished Teacher, Presidential Scholars Commission, 1984, 1994.
Pro Helvetia (Switzerland) Research Grants Summer 1988 and Summer 1990.
Louisiana Artist Fellowship in Literature, 1985.
New Orleans Public Schools Teacher of the Year, 1984.
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, SUNY-Buffalo, Summer 1984.
Outstanding Arts Teacher, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 1984.
McNeese State University Research Grant, 1976.
Hollins College Fellowship, 1970-71.