Austin Gorman, PhD

  •  Brown University
  • Doctoral Degree in American Literature and Languages
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA in English

    Most recently, Austin was the Director of Writing Programs at Clemson University, where he specialized in teaching students the fundamentals of English grammar, rhetoric, and style. In this position, he worked in close collaboration with Clemson Honors College, where he advised dozens of applicants for the Rhodes Scholarship, the Truman Fellowship, and Fulbright Fellowship, respectively. For this reason, Austin is interested in finding writing contests, scholarships, and other awards that your elementary, middle school, and high school student can enter.  A professional mentor in the areas of SAT/ACT test preparation, the academic essay, and a variety of personal/competition essays—from the common application essay for rising high school students to the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay competition and Ayn Rand Essay contest for grades 8-12—Austin expertly employs forms and templates (the instruction manual for American English) in his training of writers as young as seven. One of his points of pride comes from having served as the referee for the first successful Rhodes Scholar finalist at Clemson in 38 years. Austin has previously published two, peer-reviewed academic articles: “Stealth WAC,” which is a case study derived from his experience working with international students on writing, published in The WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) Journal in 2018, and “M*A*S*H, The Longest Yard, and the Integrationist Imagination in the Post-Segregation Era” in the Journal of American Studies. He is currently working on a novel, Onyx: American Celebrity, a roman clef about NBA superstar Dennis Rodman.