W. D. Ehrhart  


  Most Recent Employment  
    Master Teacher of English & history, The Haverford School, Haverford, Pennsylvania, beginning in 2001. American literature, British literature, American history, history and English electives. Assistant winter track coach; poetry club sponsor. Retired June 2019.  
  Fellowships & Residencies  
  Research Fellow, American Studies Department, University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom. 1997-2000: explored various aspects of 20th century American wars and war literature. Special emphasis on Korean War. 2001-2002: background research on the Welsh in southern Ohio. Fellowship involved research & writing as well as visits to Swansea to lecture, conduct seminars, advise & consult.  
  Guest-in-Residence, Unit One/Allen Hall, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1998. Lived, ate, and taught in first-year dorm. Offered programs nightly. Available during days for individual consultations with students.  
  Writer-in-Residence, The National Writer's Voice Project of the YMCA of the USA, Downtown Detroit YMCA, 1996. Conducted master-level workshops at the Y for mature writers (post-undergraduate). Lectured in individual classes at Wayne State University, Macomb Community College, and the Center for Creative Studies.  
  Visiting Professor of War and Social Consequences, The William Joiner Center, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 1990. Taught course on the Vietnam War. Edited special newsletter on women veterans' poetry. Researched VVAW Winter Soldier hearings.  
  Other Teaching  
  Director, Summer Writers' Workshop for High School Students, Department of English, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1997-2000.  
  Teacher of English and History at Sandy Spring Friends School, George School, Temple University-Ambler, Germantown Friends School, La Salle University, Bucks County Community College, and the Haverford School at various times between 1978 and 2001.

Courses taught include Western Civilization, American History, American Literature of the 1920s & 1930s, Stephen Crane, Contemporary Poetry, Introduction to Poetry, English Romantic Poets, Literature of the Sea, Literature of the Vietnam War, History of the Vietnam War, History of Nonviolent Resistance in America, History of Revolutions (American, French & Russian), History of the Donner Party, Poetry Writing Workshop, Creative Writing Workshop, Composition.
  Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wales at Swansea, 2000.  
  Master of Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, 1978.  
  Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College, 1973.  
  Military Service  
  U.S. Marine Corps, 1966-69; Sergeant (E5); Honorable Discharge.  
  Contributing Writer, New Hampshire Gazette, 2017--  
  Contributing Writer, Dick & Sharon's LA Progressive, 2014--  
  Editor-at-Large, Veterans for Peace National Newsletter, 2006--2022.  
  Merchant seaman aboard US and Irish vessels, construction laborer, forklift operator and warehouseman, roofer, legal aide for the Pennsylvania Department of Justice, reporter, and writer-editor at various times between 1969 and 1984.  
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