Eric Gilliland



Email: Eric Gilliland
Phone: 937-229-2105

HM 254


Eric Gilliand is a a native of Holgate, Ohio. Holgate is a small Northwest Ohio town in the middle of the rustbelt. With his academic background in history and literature, Eric likes to incorporate the two fields into his English composition classes. This is his fourth year teaching at the University of Dayton. In his off time he enjoys writing film criticism, listening to music, and going to concerts. 


  • University of Dayton MA English (2012)
  • Wright State University MA History (2006)
  • Defiance College BA History (2004)

Research Interests

  • Cold War Film and Culture
  • Teaching Film
  • Modernism and James Joyce
  • Rock Music and American History