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Charles Bergman

Professor of English and Environmental Studies

Charles Bergman - Professor of English and Environmental Studies
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Education

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1977
  • M.A., University of Minnesota, 1973
  • B.A., English, University of Washington, 1970
  • B.A., Economics, University of Washington, 1969

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Environmental Writing
  • Environmental Literature
  • Freelance Writing
  • Shakespeare

Accolades

  • Washington State Book Award
  • Southwest Book Award
  • Benjamin Franklin Book Award
  • Finalist for the PEN USA Literary Award

Biography

Charles Bergman is Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Twice a Fulbright Scholar in Latin America, he is a passionate spokesperson for animals and the environment. His course in Environmental Literature in Antarctica gave PLU the distinction of being the first college or university to have courses offered on all seven continents at the same time. He writes and publishes extensively on animals, nature, and sustainability—with many cover stories in such magazines as Smithsonian, National Geographic, Audubon, and many more. His photographs accompany his articles. He has written three books, and has won the Washington State Book Award, Southwest Book Award, and the Benjamin Franklin Book Award.  He was a finalist for the PEN USA Literary Award.