Dr. William Scott Hanna
Associate Professor of English
Elbin Library 18E
Ph.D. in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A. in English from Marshall University
B.A. in English from West Liberty State College (n.k.a. West Liberty University)
William Scott Hanna began teaching at West Liberty University in Fall 2008. He earned his PhD in 2012 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania after completing his dissertation on American Ecopoetics. His areas of interest include American Literature, Appalachian Literature, Native American Literature, and poetry. His teaching duties at West Liberty include American Literature, creative writing, composition, and Appalachian Literature. In addition, he is currently the coordinator of the Hughes Lecture Series.
His poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel, Cleaver Magazine, Still: The Journal, and others.
“Directional.” Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel. October 2016.
“River Song.” Heartwood Literary Magazine. October 2016.
“Whiskey and the Universe.” Still: The Journal. June 2017.
“Van Gogh’s Sky.” Still: The Journal. June 2017.
“The Unfolding.” Still: The Journal. June 2017.
“All We Live Through.” Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel. October 2017.
“A Blossom.” Fourth and Sycamore. January 2018.
“New Orleans from Here.” Fourth and Sycamore. January 2018.
“A Winter of First Wanting.” Fourth and Sycamore. January 2018.
“Little Blue Box.” Cleaver Magazine. June 2017.