MFA in Creative Writing Faculty

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 ChairPoetry, Nonfiction
Website: www.brianturner.org

Faculty

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Cara Blue Adams Creative Writing Editor Fiction

Photo of Ben Barnhart
Ben Barnhart Creative Writing Editor

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Benjamin Busch Creative Writing FacultyCreative Nonfiction

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Daniel Chacón Creative Writing FacultyFiction

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

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Gabriel Fried Creative Writing FacultyEditor, Poetry

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Roxane Gay MFA Creative Writing FacultyNonfiction
Website: Roxane Gay

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Kelle Groom Creative Writing Faculty – Distinguished Writer-in-Residence (2012-2013)Nonfiction, Poetry
Phone: 775-831-1314 x7538Website: http://www.kellegroom.com Website: I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Facebook)

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

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Alan Heathcock Creative Writing FacultyFiction
Website: alanheathcock.com

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Tim Hernandez Creative Writing Faculty
Website: timzhernandez.com

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Lee Herrick Creative Writing FacultyPoetry
Website: www.leeherrick.com

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Patrick Hicks Creative Writing FacultyFiction, 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 FacultyNonfiction, Fiction
Website: http://www.paullisicky.net/

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Rebecca Makkai Creative Writing FacultyFiction

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Mike McCormack Creative Writing EditorFiction

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

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Joanne Meschery Creative Writing FacultyFiction

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Peter Mountford Creative Writing FacultyFiction
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 FacultyPoetry

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Suzanne Roberts Creative Writing Faculty – Distinguished Writer-in-Residence (2011-2012)Nonfiction, Poetry
Phone: 775-831-1314 x7538Website: www.suzanneroberts.net

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June Saraceno English Program Chair, Professor
Phone: 775-831-1314 x7514Website: 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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Alexi Zentner Creative Writing FacultyFiction
Website: http://www.alexizentner.com/

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