Robert Schultz is the John P. Fishwick Professor of English at Roanoke College.
Robert Schultz, the author of five books, has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Award in Fiction, Cornell University’s Corson Bishop Poetry Prize, and, from The Virginia Quarterly Review, the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry. His books include three collections of poetry (Vein Along the Fault, Winter in Eden, Ancestral Altars), a novel (The Madhouse Nudes), and a work of nonfiction (We Were Pirates: a Torpedoman’s Pacific War).
A native Iowan, he attended Luther College and received his graduate education at Cornell University. In 1985 he returned to Luther, where he taught for 19 years. He has also taught at Cornell and at the University of Virginia. Since 2004 he has been the John P. Fishwick Professor of English at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.