School of the Arts Faculty

Douglas Whynott

Associate Professor (2000)

B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.F.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Douglas Whynott

Professor Whynott teaches nonfiction writing and literature. His book about a maple syrup trader and producer, The Sugar Season—A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest, will be published in 2014. His other books are Following the Bloom—Across America with the Migratory Beekeepers, Giant Bluefin, A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time—Joel White's Last Boat, and A Country Practice. In 2013 he was a Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor in the U.S. Studies Program at the National University of Colombia in Bogota. He has written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Outside, Smithsonian, Discover, the Massachusetts Review and Writer's Chronicle.

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