Eric Blackburn

Eric Blackburn
Dean of Academics & Academic Support
Furman University
Bachelor of Arts, English
University of Utah
Master of Arts, English (American Studies)

About Eric

Eric Blackburn began teaching in 2006 and joined the faculty at Interlochen in 2011. He currently serves as Dean of Academics and Academic Support, as well as serving as the director of the humanities and languages departments. Along with his work as an administrator, he teaches courses including "Social Justice, Humanities, and the Arts" and "Literature and Culture of the American West."

I want my students to seek out the connections between what we're studying and the lives they're leading, to use the skills we practice in class to engage more fully with the world around them.

Recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Grant

Chair, "Indigenous Literatures and Cultures" Panel at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association annual conference

Chair, "Western and Southwestern Literature" Panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association annual conference

B.A., English - Furman University
M.A., English (American Studies) - University of Utah