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Michael Pearson

  • Michael Pearson
  • Professor
  • English
  • 304 Batten Arts and Letters
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4770
  • mpearson@odu.edu
  • Michael Pearson is the author of six books -- a novel and five works of nonfiction. He teaches courses in creative nonfiction and American literature at Old Dominion University.
  • Education

    Fordham University,
    Major: English/Creative Writing
    Degree: B.A.
    Pennsylvania State University, 1977
    Major: English
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of San Francisco, 1972
    Major: English
    Degree: M.A.
  • Research Interests

    Travel narrative, American writers, creative nonfiction.
  • Graduate Scholarship to USF
  • Honorable Mention for the Fourth Genre Editor’s Prize for Essay/Memoir
  • Old Dominion University Burgess Award for Research and Creativity
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Selected as one of Old Dominion University’s Outstanding Faculty members
  • Virginia Press Association Award for Book Reviewing
  • 2005: Old Dominion University nominee for State Council of Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award
  • 2005: State Finalist for the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award
  • 1974: Teaching Fellowship to Pennsylvania State University
  • 1967: Full Scholarship to Fordham University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    32nd Annual ODU Literary Festival
    Sponsoring Organization: Norfolk Commission for the Arts
    Date: July 15, 2010 - October 9, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Local
    32nd Annual ODU Literary Festival
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Commission for the Arts
    Date: July 15, 2010 - October 9, 2010
    Awarding Organization: State
    ODU Arts and Letters Faculty Research Grants
    Date: 1989 - 1996
    Investigators:Pearson, M.
    GEH Grant to direct a five-month-long colloquium on writing and literature in LaGrange, GA
    Date: 1984 - 1985
    Investigators:Pearson, M.