Sam Umland

Professor, Department Chair

Office: THMH 202B   |    Phone: (308) 865-8299   |    Email:

Samuel J. Umland


Dr. Umland arrived at UNK in 1988. His areas of specialization are in Literary Theory, Popular Culture, and Film and Media Studies. He was the recipient of the Pratt-Heins Award for Distinguished Research in 2004 and was awarded the Leland Holdt/Security Mutual Life Insurance Company Distinguished Faculty Award in 2016. He has served as the English Department Chair since August 2011. 


Ph.D., English. University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
M.A., English. University of Nebraska, Lincoln. 
B.A., English. University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Current Courses

Summer 2018

  • English 102: Academic Writing and Research (May 7 - June 9)
  • English 822P: Poetry Writing (June 4 - July 14)

Selected Recent Publications