About Bill Stephenson
Dr. William C. Stephenson
P.O. Box 132 Tumacacori, AZ, 85640
B.A. Pomona College, Creative Writing, 1961
M.A. University of California, Berkeley, English Literature, 1963
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, English Literature, 1969
The Inward Journey, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1973, co-authored.
Five unpublished manuscripts:
“The Blessing and the Curse” (adolescent adventure);
“DevilBush” (genetic engineering mystery);
“Outwatch” (literary novel);
“Red in the Morning” (literary novel/romance);
“Can’t Stop Falling/A Caregiver’s Love Story” (memoir).
- Articles in Refereed Scholarly Journals
“What Good Are Impulses from a Vernal Wood?” The Long-Term View, Massachusetts School of Law Journal, Vol.3, Fall, 1996;
“A New Type of Nature Writing?” The Midwest Quarterly, Vol.37, H2, Jan. 1995;
“Deep Within the Reader’s Eye with Wallace Stevens,” Wallace Stevens Journal, Winter, 1978;
“The Performing Narrator in Keats’s Poetry,” The Keats-Shelley Journal, Winter, 1977;
“The Mirror and the Lute: Wordsworth’s Fine Art of Poetic Auscultation,” Yearbook of English Studies, VI, Jan., 1976;
“Deliverance from What?” The Georgia Review, XXVII, Spring, 1974;
“The Fall from Innocence in Keats’s Lamia,” Papers on Language and Literature, Winter, 1974;
“Romanticism and Modern Science,” Studies in Relevance: Romantic and Victorian Writers, 1972, Universitat Salzburg, 1973.
- Popular and Journalistic Writings
Miscellaneous uncollected articles in newspapers and magazines from 1955 to present. I have served as reporter for several neighborhood newspapers and the Progress Bulletin daily newspaper in Pomona, California.
- Invitational Speeches
“God, Annie Dillard, and Environmental Writing,” Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing conference, Grand Rapids, MI, April, 1996;
“Willa Cather as Pre-Modern Environmentalist,” College English Association convention, New Orleans, LA, March, 1996;
“Hidden Religious Agenda in Nature Writing and Teaching,” Association for Study of Literature and Environment conference, Ft. Collins, CO, June, 1995;
“Wilderness Within and Without: Exploring Spiritual Meanings of Wilderness,” Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Ashland, WI, March, 1995;
Roundtable participation and panel head, The Wilderness Conference, Weber State University, Ogden, UT, November, 1993;
“Environmental Writing as a Parody of the Judeo-Christian Experience of Wild Nature,” College English Association convention, Pittsburg, PA, March, 1992;
“New Criticism, Newer Criticism, and Wallace Stevens,” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention, Denver, CO, October, 1975;
“Romanticism and Modern Science,” South Central Modern Language Association convention, Tulsa, OK, October, 1972.
*Teacher of memoir, novel, poetry workshops while Writer-in-Residence at The Lowe House Project, Tubac, AZ, 2016 to present;
*English Department Head, The Woodlands Christian Academy, Woodlands, TX, 1999-2004;
*Associate Professor of English, Northland College, Ashland, WI, 1990-1996;
*Assistant Professor of English, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1969-1977;
*Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1963-1969.
Other Professional Experience and Achievements
*Created, taught English Advanced Placement course, The Woodlands Christian Academy, Woodlands, TX, 2002-2004.
*Dean of Humanities, Northland College, Ashland, WI, 1992-1994.
*Created three new programs in environmental writing, literature, and interdisciplinary studies at Northland College, Ashland, WI, 1992-95.
*Advisory Board member, The National Wilderness Conference, 1990-1993.
*Started up and managed two private companies, Radiant Mass Fireplaces, and Professional Writing Services, both serving the Colorado Front Range, 1980s.
*As Senior Public Information Officer at the new Solar Energy Research Institute in Golden, CO, I managed the country’s national and international exhibits program and created and managed the Renewable Energy Exhibits Program co-sponsored by SERI and the U.S. National Parks. It created and placed exhibits in ten National Parks to be seen by millions throughout the early 1980s. I also wrote all corporate- identity brochures for the Institute from 1979 to 1982.
*Program Director of “Free Indeed” national conference in 1978, sponsored by Lost and Found adolescent drug treatment center, Morrison, CO.
*Member, Editorial Board, Texas Studies in Language and Literature, 1971-1976.
Directory of American Scholars; Directory of International Biography, 1970s.