Eastern Michigan University
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Dr. Harry Eiss

Full Professor

614N Pray-Harrold Ypsilanti




PhD, Creative Writing, English, University of North Dakota

M.S. Twentieth Century Humanities, Minnesota State University

B.A. English, University of Minnesota

B.A. Humanities, University of Minnesota

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Eiss received his two B.A.s from the University of Minnesota in English and Humanities, his M.S. in 20th Century Intellectual Thought from Mankato State University, and his Ph.D. from The University of North Dakota in English. His dissertation was in Creative Writing. He took post-graduate work at the University of Connecticut. He has also been a scholar at several NEH sponsored events.

In addition to over 100 professional lectures and numerous articles, he has published over a dozen books on wide ranging topics, including neurology, psychology, theology, philosophy, art, literature, and mathematics. He is currently a full professor in the English department at EMU, specializing in mythology, children's literature, and creative writing. Check out his publications at www.harryeiss.blogspot.com.

Dr. Eiss' teaching has been widely recognized. Among his many awards and honors are the Special Service Award, Sigma Tau Delta; the Faculty Center for Instructional Effectiveness Grant for Teaching Innovations, EMU; a national Mitzu Award for innovation teaching and two Merit Awards for Outstanding Faculty, NMC. He is also actively involved in a number of professional organizations, including Chair, Children's Area, Popular Culture Association; ASCAP; Society of Children's Book Writers; President Emeritus, Michigan College English Association (MCEA); International Research Society of Children's Literature.


He has taught numerous English Dept., Humanities and other Liberal Arts courses  at both graduate and undergraduate levels throughout his career, and was one of the first faculty at EMU to put in place and teach the numerous innovative courses offered online and around the state. He even took the graduate program to Montana for three years. 

Recent Publications and Presentations

For an overview of recent books, please go to: www.harryeiss.blogspot.com.