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 Editor Fiction

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Ben Barnhart Editor

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Gayle Brandeis Visiting Professor, Writer in Residence
Phone: 775-831-1314 x 7538 Website: www.gaylebrandeis.com

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Benjamin Busch Mentor

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Daniel Chacón Adjunct Professor Fiction

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Jennine Capó Crucet Adjunct Professor Fiction
Website: jennine-crucet.squarespace.com

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Gabriel Fried Adjunct Professor Editor, Poetry

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Amina Gautier Adjunct Professor Fiction
Website: www.aminagautier.com

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Nathalie Handal Adjunct Professor Poetry
Website: http://www.nathaliehandal.com

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Alan Heathcock Adjunct Professor Fiction
Website: alanheathcock.com

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Lee Herrick Adjunct Professor Poetry
Website: www.leeherrick.com

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Patrick Hicks Adjunct Professor Fiction, Poetry
Website: www.patrickhicks.org

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Randa Jarrar Adjunct Professor

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

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Paul Lisicky Adjunct Professor Nonfiction, Fiction
Website: http://www.paullisicky.net/

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Rebecca Makkai Adjunct Professor Fiction

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Mike McCormack Editor Fiction

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Laura McCullough Mentor
Website: www.lauramccullough.org

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Joanne Meschery Adjunct Professor Fiction

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Peter Mountford Adjunct Professor Fiction
Website: petermountford.com

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April Ossmann Adjunct Professor, Editor-in-Residence
Website: http://www.aprilossmann.com/

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Gailmarie Pahmeier Adjunct Professor Poetry

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Suzanne Roberts 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 Visiting Professor, Distinguished Writer in Residence (2013 - 2014) Poetry, Spoken Word
Website: http://www.wordwoman.ws

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Josh Weil Adjunct Professor Fiction
Website: http://www.joshweil.com

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Laura Wetherington Instructor Poetry
Website: http://www.laurawetherington.com

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

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Alexi Zentner Adjunct Professor Fiction
Website: http://www.alexizentner.com/