Milligan College

S. J. Dahlman

Journalism, Memoir

S. J. Dahlman is Professor of Communications and Humanities at Milligan College, where he teaches courses in journalism, creative nonfiction, and communications law and ethics. Dahlman also serves as chair of the Performing, Visual, and Communicative Arts Area and is the faculty adviser of The Stampede, the college student-run news service. An award-winning magazine editor and freelance journalist, he has written for numerous British and American publications, including The Guardian (UK) and the Cincinnati Enquirer, and wrote a weekly column on religion for the Johnson City (Tenn.) Press for seven years. He is the author of A Familiar Wilderness: Searching for Home on Daniel Boone’s Road (2019), which chronicles his 300-mile solo hike from east Tennessee to central Kentucky.

Festival Years: 2020, 2021