Mickey Hess
Professor of English Email: mhess@rider.edu
Phone Number: (609) 895-5571
Office Location:
Fine Arts 325

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Professor of English
Email: 
mhess@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
(609) 895-5571
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Fine Arts 325

Degrees: B.A. University of Louisville; M.A.T. University of Louisville; Ph.D. University of Louisville

Dr. Hess is the author of the books Big Wheel at the Cracker Factory, Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide, Is Hip Hop Dead?, and Icons of Hip Hop.

I teach AMS 309: Hip Hop and American Studies, AMS 200: Intro to American Studies, AMS 210: Growing Up American, and a special topics course, AMS 214: Special Topics, Kurt Vonnegut's America. As the English Department's specialist in creative nonfiction my primary focus is memoir and autobiography, but I have published several books and articles on American hip hop, and I am currently bringing my two specializations together as I co-author a biography of the rap star Ol' Dirty Bastard. The book is due in 2014 from HarperCollins.