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Robert Waller

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Writing

Contact Information
E-mail: rwaller@email.usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-1980
Office: JEF 150

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Course Information
 

Biographical Sketch

Robert Waller teaches Writing for Visual and Performing Artists at the University of Southern California. His Special Topics course aims to help students articulate their own aesthetics and through this process expand their understanding both of writing and the meanings and purposes driving their work. Professor Waller is also the lead singer and co-songwriter for the critically-acclaimed roots band "I See Hawks in L.A." He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two daughters and son.
 

Education

M.A. Professional Writing, Univ. of Southern California, 5/2003
B.A. History, Duke University, 5/1994
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Associate Professor (teaching) of Writing, University of Southern California, 2010-2011   
Assistant Professor (teaching) of Writing, University of Southern California, 2008-2009   
Senior Lecturer, The Writing Program, University of Southern California , 08/26/2006-05/10/2008  
Lecturer, The Writing Program, University of Southern California , 08/26/2003-05/10/2006  
 

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

Music Recording, Released the CD "New Kind of Lonely" with I See Hawks in L.A. on Blue Rose Records, Germany, Spring 2012   
Stage Play, The original stage play "The Age of Pornography" was produced by BAL Theatre Works in Los Angeles in February 2011. , Spring 2011   
Musical Recording, Released the Best of collection "Shoulda Been Gold" with my band I See Hawks in L.A. Released on Collector's Choice Music's American Beat imprint. , Spring 2010   
Music Recording, Recorded the CD "Hallowed Ground" with my band I See Hawks in L.A. Released on Big Book Records. , 2007-2008   
Music Recording, Recorded the CD "California Country" with band I See Hawks in L.A. Released on Western Seeds Records. , 2005-2006  
Music Recording, Recorded the CD "Grapevine" with band I See Hawks in L.A. Released on Western Seeds Records. , 2004-2005   
Musical Recording, Recorded the eponymous CD "I See Hawks in L.A." with my band I See Hawks in L.A. Released on Ethic Recordings. , Fall 2001   
 

Honors and Awards

Instructional Coordinator Fellowship, 2002-2003   
LA Weekly Best Country Artist , 2002-2003   
Phi Kappa Phi, 2002-2003   
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation Grant Honoree, 2000-2001   
USC Center for Excellence in Teaching - Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2000-2001   
 
 
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