Peter Hufnagel

B.A., University of Virginia
M.A., University of Virginia

Peter Hufnagel has been teaching English and coaching at Miller School of Albemarle since 2005. Before joining the MSA faculty, Hufnagel earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Virginia, where he studied English Literature as a Bradley Fellow. While at UVA, Hufnagel raced for the cycling team, and in 2005 he won both the ACC Cycling Road Race Championship and the ACC Team Time Trial Championship. Since graduating, Hufnagel has continued to pursue both academics and athletics.

He has had essays published in Studies in the Novel, Forum for World Literature Studies, and the Norton Critical Edition of The Time Machine. In addition, he gave a paper at the annual Renaissance Prose Conference at Purdue University in 2009 and spoke as a panelist on Shakespeare’s Roman plays at the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership.

In athletics, Hufnagel continues to pursue road cycling, mountain biking, and triathlon at an elite level. In 2007, he raced as a guest rider for the professional cycling team Colavita/ Sutter Home in the NRC stage race Tour of Virginia. Most recently, he finished 3rd in the Pro 1,2 Virginia State Championship Criterium and won the Charlottesville Olympic Distance Triathlon.

In 2010, Hufnagel finished 14th overall in the Richmond Half-Marathon and Charlottesville 10-Miler. While Chair of the MSA English Department, Hufnagel authored the school’s writing manual and founded the school’s Writing Center.

Hufnagel lives in Crozet with his wife Andrea, who is a former collegiate triathlon National Champion and currently one of the nation’s top-ranked professional cyclists.