Dr. Royce Kallerud
Professor of English
Dr. Kallerud came to Truman in 1998. Recently he's taught courses on the history of the ode, representations of the mountain in literature, writing about literature, and an interdisciplinary seminar on "The Running Life." These courses draw on his background in British romantic literature, cognitive literary theory, poetics, genre studies, and writing instruction.
In the community, Kallerud applies his background in the liberal arts as Chair of the Forest Lake Area Trail System, a 501(c) nonprofit with the mission of building a paved trail between downtown Kirksville and Thousand Hills State Park, and helps raise funds for this project as co-race director for the FLATS Trail Half Marathon.
He's an avid runner, voracious music collector, has recently taken courses on wilderness survival and navigation at the magnificent Boulder Outdoor Survival School in Utah, and most of all loves hanging out with his son Henry, daughter Fern, and spouse Devon.
He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Buffalo and his B.A. from Kalamazoo College, an innovative liberal arts college, where he studied abroad at Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone and worked in southeast England.