About the Director

The U2 Conference and the U2 Studies Network was created by Dr. Scott Calhoun

Slider 5 370x260Scott Calhoun has been a staff writer since 2004 for @U2, the world’s leading and critically-respected news and opinion site covering U2. He has been a professor English at Cedarville University since 1999, and was named the 2015 Faculty Scholar of the Year. He welcomes the opportunity to connect with you about U2 and discuss the band’s music, work, and influence, or talk about other mutual interests.


U2MadeInDublinLogo• Dr. Calhoun is a curator for U2: Made in Dublin at The Little Museum of Dublin, and is a member of the museum’s advisory board. 

• His writing for @U2 includes:

Reporting, Reviews, and Opinion:

• Bono Brings a Bit Of Finglas to Flathead Lake in New Film about the Psalms, reporting
• Behind the Scenes: More From Bono & Friends On The Psalms, reporting and opinion
• Rare Recording Featuring Three-Fourths of U2 For Sale, reporting
• U2 Says They Prefer Vision CD from 1981 Not Be Sold, reporting
• U2: Revolution, book review
• U2: The Definitive Biography, book review
• The Spirituality of Bono, book review
• Andrea Morandi’s Lavoro D’Amorereporting and review

Interviews:

• Steve Lillywhite, Grammy-winning producer
• Flood, Grammy-winning producer
• Anthony DeCurtis, Grammy-winning writer, contributor to Rolling Stone
• Bill Flanagan, EVP/Editorial Director of MTV Networks, contributor to Rolling Stone, author of U2 at the End of the World and other books, and contributor to CBS’ “Sunday Morning”
• Jim Henke, former VP of Exhibitions and Curatorial Affairs for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and former Music Editor for Rolling Stone
• Eugene Peterson, author of The Message and numerous other books

ExploringU2_Cover• He is the editor of and a contributor to Exploring U2: Is This Rock ‘n’ Roll? (Scarecrow Press, 2011; paperback 2015). 

• He is the editor of and contributor to U2 Above, Across, and Beyond: Interdisciplinary Assessments (Lexington Books, 2014; paperback 2015).

• He is the series editor for Rowman & Littlefield’s Tempo books on rock, pop, and culture.

• He maintains the U2 Studies Bibliography.

• His full academic vita is available here.

• His Ph.D. is in English, with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition, from Bowling Green State University (OH).

• His research and teaching interests include:

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  • The imagination, the numinous, and the uses of enchantment
  • The products of culture, cultural engagement, and fandom
  • Rhetorical, literary, and narrative theories
  • The literature and thinking of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien

• He lives in Xenia, Ohio, USA, with his wife and children.

• Please contact him through the contact form.