Phone: 314-953-7353


Degrees and Certifications:

BA - Creative Writing (minor in Film) MAT - Education (with emphasis in English) MA - English PhD - English (forthcoming)

Prof. Erik D. Harshman


Welcome to the webpage of Mr. Harshman!

I am a writer and educator from St. Louis, Missouri.

I received my BA in Creative Writing (with a minor in Film) from the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, my MAT (with emphasis in English) from Webster University, my MA in English from UMSL and will soon be embarking on the journey to my PhD in English at SLU. 

I have taught English at the high school level at St. Louis Public Schools for the last thirteen years, where I taught everything from British Literature (seniors) to College Summit; my specialty was American Literature (juniors) and AP Senior Literature (for which my students received dual credit through UMSL). Additionally, I am an adjunct professor at St. Louis Community College - Meramec and have enjoyed witnessing immense growth and progress in my students' writing there since 2010. - Prof. Harshman

This is my fourth year teaching at Hazelwood East High School.

For the 2023-24 school year I am teaching Creative Writing, AP Literature and Composition and AP Language and Composition.

This year all of my AP classes are dual-credit through St. Louis Community College. 

I am also the Donors Choose Ambassador for Hazlewood East High School, in case any teacher would like help creating their first project.




1st period: AP Seminar

2nd period: AP Language and Composition

3rd period: AP Language and Composition

4th period: Creative Writing



5th period: Creative Writing

6th period: Plan period

7th period: AP Literature and Composition

8th period: AP Language


Creative Writing Syllabus

AP Literature Syllabus

AP Language Syllabus

About me