Hanna, S.S.

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Hanna, S.S.


Male; married; children: Rita, Sal, Paul, Sam. Ethnicity: "American." Education: University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1966; Indiana University—Bloomington, M.A., 1970, Ph.D., 1973. Politics: Republican. Religion: Christian.


Home—Beaver Falls, PA. Office—Department of English, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA 15010-3599. E-mail—[email protected].


Geneva College, Beaver, PA, professor of English, 1982—. Volunteer substitute pastor of Baptist churches in Pennsylvania.


The Gypsy Scholar: A Writer's Comic Search for a Publisher, Iowa State University Press (Ames, IA), 1987.

Beyond Winning: Memoir of a Women's Soccer Coach, University Press of Colorado (Niwot, CO), 1996.


S.S. Hanna told CA: "In my two books published by university presses, I tried to exhibit a sense of joy in writing. My first book tells the story of a gypsy scholar who teaches English, coaches football, and works at the writer's craft. My second book deals with an unknown author, writing about a little-known college having a losing season in a minor sport. I coached small-college football and women's soccer, and I enjoyed both experiences. I hope that joy comes through in the two books I have written."