Dr. Loren R. Schmidt

Heritage University
3240 Fort Rd.
Toppenish, WA 98948
(509) 865-8542
lschmidt@heritage.edu or loren@llschmidt.net


B.A. Philosophy and English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1976

M.A. Philosophy, Purdue University, 1981

Ph.Ds in English and Philosophy, Purdue University, 1984

Academic Appointments:


Heritage University
Professor of English and Philosophy

 Heritage University
Professor of English and Philosophy
Chair, English & Humanities Program to 2008
Chair, Languages and Literatures Program to 2022

University of Maryland Asian Division

Chair, English Program, and Coordinator, Guam Program

Kyorin University (Tokyo, Japan), Division of Foreign Languages and Literatures 
Associate Professor of English and American Culture

University of Maryland Asian Division
Core Faculty, English and Philosophy


Publications include poetry and music as well as articles, monographs, and books on assessment, writing program design, linguistics, language acquisition pedagogy, the phenomenology of skilled performance, and the works of writers and philosophers such as Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Kafka, Swift, Sterne, Wallace Stevens, Poe, Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, and Ursula K. LeGuin.

Other Amusing Information:

International Chess Federation Master

Editor, Pahto’s Shadow

Vocalist, Yakima Light Opera Company (among others)

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