Richard Badenhausen arrived at Westminster College in 2001 to direct and teach in the Honors program. Before coming to Westminster, he taught for eleven years at Marshall University. Badenhausen directed the Honors program at that institution for four years and has been team-teaching in Honors since 1993. He is active in the national Honors community as a past member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Board of Directors, an NCHC Recommended Site Visitor, editorial board member of HIP: Honors in Practice, and co-chair of the NCHC annual convention's Student Interdisciplinary Research Paper program.
He has published many essays on T. S. Eliot and other figures in Modern literature and is the author of T. S. Eliot and the Art of Collaboration (Cambridge UP, 2004; paper 2009). Recent work includes an essay on Eliot's female voices in Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. S. Eliot (Cambridge UP, 2004), an essay entitled "Totalizing the City: Eliot, de Certeau, and the Evolution of The Waste Land," in a special issue of Studies in the Literary Imagination devoted to Scripting Urban Culture (2007), and an essay on Eliot's post-1927 literary criticism in A Companion to T. S. Eliot (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). He is working on a book entitled T. S. Eliot's Traumatic Texts.
He likes to ski, hike, and root for the New York Mets. Click here for his vita.