The MFA program is directed under the guidance of acclaimed poet Brian Turner. If you are interested in adding your voice to the discussion, and if you are intrigued by the possibility of working with teachers and peers who are passionate about the art they love, then please contact us—we look forward to meeting you.

Program Chair

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Brian Turner MFA Program Chair Poetry, Nonfiction
Website: www.brianturner.org

Faculty

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Cara Blue Adams Creative Writing Editor Fiction

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Ben Barnhart Creative Writing Editor

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Benjamin Busch Creative Writing Faculty Creative Nonfiction

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Daniel Chacón Creative Writing Faculty Fiction

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Jennine Capó Crucet Creative Writing Faculty Fiction
Website: jennine-crucet.squarespace.com

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Gabriel Fried Creative Writing Faculty Editor, Poetry

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Amina Gautier Creative Writing Faculty Fiction
Website: www.aminagautier.com

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Roxane Gay MFA Creative Writing Faculty Nonfiction
Website: Roxane Gay

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Kelle Groom Creative Writing Faculty - Distinguished Writer-in-Residence (2012-2013) Nonfiction, Poetry
Phone: 775-831-1314 x7538 Website: http://www.kellegroom.com Website: I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Facebook)

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Nathalie Handal Creative Writing Faculty Poetry
Website: http://www.nathaliehandal.com

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Alan Heathcock Creative Writing Faculty Fiction
Website: alanheathcock.com

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Tim Hernandez Creative Writing Faculty
Website: timzhernandez.com

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Lee Herrick Creative Writing Faculty Poetry
Website: www.leeherrick.com

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Patrick Hicks Creative Writing Faculty Fiction, Poetry
Website: www.patrickhicks.org

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Randa Jarrar Creative Writing Faculty

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Robert King Associate Professor, Honors Program Director
Phone: 775-831-1314 x7493

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Paul Lisicky Creative Writing Faculty Nonfiction, Fiction
Website: http://www.paullisicky.net/

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Rebecca Makkai Creative Writing Faculty Fiction

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Mike McCormack Creative Writing Editor Fiction

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Laura McCullough Creative Writing Mentor
Website: www.lauramccullough.org

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Joanne Meschery Creative Writing Faculty Fiction

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Peter Mountford Creative Writing Faculty Fiction
Website: petermountford.com

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April Ossmann Creative Writing Editor
Website: http://www.aprilossmann.com/

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Gailmarie Pahmeier Creative Writing Faculty Poetry

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Suzanne Roberts Creative Writing Faculty - Distinguished Writer-in-Residence (2011-2012) Nonfiction, Poetry
Phone: 775-831-1314 x7538 Website: www.suzanneroberts.net

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June Saraceno English Program Chair, Professor
Phone: 775-831-1314 x7514 Website: www.junesaraceno.com

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Patricia Smith Creative Writing Faculty - Distinguished Writer in Residence (2013 - 2014) Poetry, Spoken Word
Website: http://www.wordwoman.ws

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Josh Weil Creative Writing Faculty Fiction
Website: http://www.joshweil.com

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Steven Woodward Creative Writing Editor
Website: http://snwoodward.wordpress.com

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Alexi Zentner Creative Writing Faculty Fiction
Website: http://www.alexizentner.com/