W. Scott Olsen

Professor, English English, Multimedia Journalism


B.A. and M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
M.F.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Research Interests

Nature writing, travel writing, essay writing, fiction writing, publishing

Recent Projects and Achievements

W. Scott Olsen's eleventh book, A Moment with Strangers, was published in the spring of 2016. His travel and adventure essays about road trips and flying small airplanes have appeared widely in literary and commercial journals. Professor Olsen has edited two anthologies and also edited the international literary magazine Ascent for 23 years.


W. Scott Olsen

Professor, English Academy – 302