Alan  Heineman

Alan Heineman

Emeritus Professor

Alan Heineman (BA Stanford, 1966, MA and PhD. Brandeis, 1974) joined the English Dept. in 1970. He focuses on 19th-21st Century U.S. literature, especially fiction. A former editor of the now-defunct S.F. Review of Books, he has published scholarly articles and reviews on modern writers such as DeLillo, Didion, and Hawkes. He also teaches in the Honors Program in Humanities, and has been its Director since 1990. From 1966 to the early 1980's he published scores of articles and reviews on jazz, blues and rock. A founding officer of the USF Faculty Assn. (AFT Local 4269) in 1975, he served as President from 1988-2005. In 2012, he received the prestigious Sarlo Prize, recognizing excellence in teaching based on the ethical values at the core of USF's identity.