Andy Hageman teaches courses for the English department, Environmental Studies program, and Paideia first-year experience and capstones on ethics. Regular courses include American literature surveys and a course on the novel, film studies, and Paideia; his courses on EcoMedia and Science Fiction have been popular.
This year (’17-‘18) he’s co-teaching with Novian Whitsitt (Africana Studies/English) an ethics capstone called “Re-Imagining Race through Speculative Fiction” and in spring an English senior seminar called “Global Weirding.”
Andy researches the intersections of ecology, technology, and ideology. He publishes on subjects that range from ecology and infrastructure in science fiction from around the world (China, Iceland, etc.) to Twin Peaks, Star Trek, and the poetry of Gary Snyder.
As a teacher, researcher, advisor, and community member, Andy promotes the rigorous imagining of how and why an interdisciplinary liberal arts education prepares students for a future of life, work, and civic engagement.
He lives in Decorah with his wife and two daughters.