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Robert Finegan

Robert Finegan

Associate Teaching Professor of English
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 5016 MacAlister Hall


  • MFA, Creative Writing, University of Pittsburgh, 1991
  • BA, English with History Minor, University of Delaware, 1985

Research Interests:

  • Freshman Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Creative Writing


Robert Finegan has published short stories in The Sun, The Antietam Review, The Greensboro Review, River Styx, and other magazines. He was the recipient of a Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Literature and has taught creative writing at Drexel, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pennsylvania Writers' Conference and Rosemont College.

Favorite Authors and/or Books: Dostoyevsky, William James, Raymond Chandler, Flannery O’Connor, Ralph Ellison, Lorrie Moore, Robert Stone, Huston Smith

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Running, hiking in the mountains

Favorite Musical Artists: Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Indigo Girls, Bruce Cockburn

A Favorite Quote: There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Favorite TV Shows: The Sopranos, The Wire, Justified, The Simpsons

One reason I like my job is: Working with students