Mike Owens

Senior Research Professor



Professor Owens joined the Valparaiso University faculty in 2000 and the English faculty in 2001. His academic interests include American literature between the Civil War and World War II, literary modernism, and African American literature. His book, The Devil’s Topographer: Ambrose Bierce and the American War Story, has been published by the University of Tennessee Press. He has published articles on Gertrude Stein, Ambrose Bierce, and the Land Grant College act. Recent research has been on civil war stories from California and the work of Sarah Cooper.


Ph.D. – Purdue, M.A. – University of Georgia

B.S. – United States Military Academy (West Point)

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Michael Owens