Samuel T. Shanks

Assistant Professor, Faculty Coordinator for UST 1000 Program


Sam is interested in a great many things including Theatre History, Computer Science, Physics, Chess, Sailing, his kids.

Office: KAML 341, 416 Library Drive, Duluth, MN 55812 

Spring '23 Office Hours: MW 1-2pm; Tuesday 10-11

Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University

PhD, City University of New York


  • A Shepherd’s Life - James Rebanks
  • The Unsettling of America - Wendell Berry
  • Stamped from the Beginning - Ibram Kendi
  • The Signal and the Noise - Nate Silver
  • Northern Minnesota Track Club: Wednesday night trail races
  • Wednesday night sailing races
man with a dark beard and glasses