The faculty teaching English and Creative Writing are committed teachers who are grounded in their disciplines but also interested in developing innovative new courses. Faculty teach major genres at introductory and advanced levels in workshop format, including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting. Subgenre or pre-professional courses are also taught, including Teaching and Supervising Writing, Writing about Food, Writing about Nature, Literary Journalism, and Style and Grammar for Writers.
Faculty are serious writers themselves, believing strongly that practicing the craft they teach is integral to the instruction of their students. They have published prize-winning books in poetry, memoir, and literary studies, along with poems and essays in anthologies such as American Masculinities, Creating nonfiction, New Poetry from the Midwest, On the Wing, After the Bell, Body Outlaws, Rewilding, New Voices, From Curlers to Chainsaws, What’s Normal, and Medieval Romance. Their poems and essays have appeared in magazines and journals such as Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Terrain.org, Ecotone, Broad Street, North American Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Seneca Review, Midwestern Folklore, The Iowa Review, Black Warrior Review, Crab Orchard Review, Mid-American Review, FIELD, M/MLA Journal, High Plains Literary Review, and American Angler.