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Robert Strauss

Robert Strauss is a freelance journalist whose work appears in such places as the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has worked as a reporter at Sports Illustrated, a feature writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, a news and features producer at KYW-TV in Philadelphia and a TV critic for the Asbury Park Press. He graduated with a BA in Philosophy from Carleton College, where he was the last man off the bench on the freshman basketball team. He also attended the University of California Graduate School of Journalism.

An inveterate traveler, Strauss has now been to 83 countries, if you count Greenland. He owned Jerry's, which won a Philadelphia Magazine best restaurant award in 1988.

Though he has won numerous awards for his writing, his most significant creations are his daughters, Ella, 15, and Sylvia, 12, whom he has maniacally taught to switch-hit in softball and memorize 1960s rock hits. His wife, Susan Warner, a former business reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer, puts up with him.

Courses Taught

summer 2009

spring 2009

ENGL 135.303 Creative Non-Fiction  

fall 2008

ENGL 135.601 Creative Nonfiction Writing  

summer 2008

fall 2007

summer 2007

spring 2007

fall 2006

summer 2006

ENGL 135.910 Creative Nonfiction Writing  

spring 2006

ENGL 135.302 Creative Non-Fiction  
ENGL 135.601 Creative Non-Fiction  

fall 2005

summer 2005

spring 2005

fall 2004

summer 2004

fall 2003

spring 2003

fall 2002

spring 2002

fall 2001

spring 2001

fall 2000

fall 1999