Daniel E Frick Director of the Writing Center, Senior Teaching Professor of American Studies


  • Director of the Writing Center, 2000-
  • Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of English, 2005–
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of American Studies, 2010–


  • Ph.D. English and American Studies, Indiana University, 1991
  • M.A. English, Indiana University, 1986
  • B.A. English (High Honors), Elmhurst College, 1981

Select Publications

  • Rev.  of Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Age: History and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century Americat, by Barry Schwartz.  American Historical Review 115.3 (2010): 867–868.  Print.
  • "How the Right Left the Center; or Arlen Specter and the Silent Majority Revisited." The Huffington Post.  HuffingtonPost.com, Inc.  8 May 2009.  Web.
  • "Sympathy for the Devil: Frost/Nixon and the Politics of Reconciliation."  The Huffington Post. HuffingtonPost.com, Inc.  15 Dec. 2008. Web.
  • "Obama Defeats . . . Nixon?"  The Huffington Post.  HuffingtonPost.com, Inc.  26 Nov. 2008. Web.
  • Reinventing Richard Nixon: A Cultural History of an American Obsession.  Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2008.  Print,
  • "Oliver Stone's Nixon: . . . And Nothing But the Truth?" Rev. of Oliver Stone's Nixon. Nixco News 2.2 (1996): 13. Print.
  • "Coover's Secret Sharer?: Richard Nixon in The Public Burning." Critique 37 (1996): 82-91.  Print.
  • "The Prison House of Art: Aesthetics vs. Politics in Robert Coover's Whatever Happened to Gloomy Gus of the Chicago Bears?." Studies in Short Fiction, 31 (1994): 217-23. Print.

Course Information

  • College Rhetoric courses and First-Year Seminars
  • American Literature (19th & 20th centuries, contemporary novel)
  • Historical Fiction
  • American Studies