English

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Scott W Berg

Scott W Berg

Scott W Berg

Assistant Professor

Scott W. Berg is the author of 38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End (Pantheon, 2012; Vintage, 2013), Grand Avenues: The Story of Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C. (Pantheon, 2007; Vintage, 2008), and an upcoming narrative history about the "long aftermath" of the Great Chicago Fire. He holds a BA in Architecture from the University of Minnesota, an MA in English from Miami University of Ohio, and an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University, where he now teaches nonfiction writing and literature in GMU's undergraduate and graduate creative writing programs. Scott publishes frequently in the Washington Post and other venues and regularly speaks to local and national audiences about the Dakota War, the origins and plan of Washington, DC, and the writing of narrative history and other nonfiction.