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CAEX Faculty:
Benjamin Foster, PhD

About Me

Research Interests: Rhetoric/composition; African American literature; contemporary American literature

Social Change Interests: Education accessibility and equality

Joined Walden: 2017

Location: Oregon

About Ben:

I have been teaching English for 20 plus years. I love working with students, hearing their ideas, and learning about writing and other subjects with them. I completed my dissertation on the contemporary African American novel, and I have completed additional work on authors William Faulkner, Langston Hughes, Suzan-Lori Parks and other twentieth century authors. While I place most of my efforts on producing scholarship, I occasionally write short fiction and poetry. I currently live in Oregon with my wife, and I love watching the Portland Trail Blazers in my free time. My PhD is from Southern Illinois University.  


Foster, B. (2020). “Back from Wars.” Delta Poetry Review, 2(5), 25. 

Foster, B. (2020). “Rivers Speak Back.” Delta Poetry Review, 2(5), 26. 

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