- Herman Frederic Lieber Award (1995)
Ray W. Hedin earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1974. He is a Professor of English at Indiana University, and the former director of Bloomington’s individualized-major program.
As a professor, Hedin focuses on teaching courses in American literature and in American studies. His research interests include Black American literature (especially slave narratives), American fiction, Faulkner, early American literature, and autobiographies. He is the author of Married to the Church, a study of the men with whom he attended Catholic seminary for eight years.