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Scott Krawczyk

Scott Krawczyk is a retired Army officer of 30 years and former Head of the Department of English and Philosophy at West Point, where he taught courses in composition, literature, and cultural studies for a total of 13 years.

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He led many of the Academy’s key humanities programs and established its Writing Center in 2013. He is also the founder of the Creative Arts Project at West Point, which showcases the work of veteran artists and authors reflecting on the experience of war. During his military career, he served in the full spectrum of assignments—from company commander in the Ranger Regiment to speechwriter in the Pentagon. Dr. Krawczyk earned his PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in English from the University of Rhode Island, and a BS (English) from West Point. His research focuses on eighteenth-century and Romantic British literature with a particular emphasis on the collaborative networks that emerged among religious Dissenters. He is also interested in literary and artistic representations of soldiers, combat, and trauma during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He is the author of Romantic Literary Families (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and is co-editing Vol. 1 of the forthcoming Collected Works of Anna Letitia Barbauld (Oxford UP). Dr. Krawczyk is delighted to be joining the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program at the School of Continuing Studies.