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Department of English and Literary Arts

Department of English

Department of English and Literary Arts


PhD Alumni

Class of 2019

Angela Buck Writer in Residence, New College of Florida

Jessica Comola Instructor, Writing Program and University College, University of Denver; Web Copywriter, CAHSS Dean's Office, University of Denver

Jennifer Foerster Faculty, MFA in Creative Writing, Pacific Lutheran University; Mentor, MFA in Creative Writing, Institue of American Indian Arts; and Grant Writer, Editor, and Non-Profit Development Consultant

Aditi Machado Assistant Professor, Department of English and Creative Writing MFA Program, University of Cincinnati

Mark Mayer Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Memphis

Thirii M. Myint Visiting Writer, Creative Writing Center, Amherst

Diana Khoi Nguyen Assistant Professor in African American Poetry, Department of English and Writing Program MFA Program, University of Pittsburgh

Class of 2018

Khadijah Queen Assistant Professor, English department, CU—Boulder

Serena Chopra Assistant Professor, English Department, Seattle University

Rachel Lynn Dunleavy Morgan Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Providence

Lauren Benke Dissertation Editor

Catherine R Alber Lecturer, Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado-Boulder

Mairead Case Naropa Naropa  (adjunct) and GALS charter school (DPS)

Mona Awad professional novelist 

Class of 2017

Teresa Carmody Director, MFA Program, Stetson University

Jacob Pride Instructor, English Department, Arapahoe Community College

Brandi Homan Lecturer, Johnson and Wales College of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Boyer Instructor  University College, University of Denver 

Class of 2016

Mildred Kiconco Barya Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, University of North Carolina—Asheville

Nick Gulig Assistant Professor, Department of Languages & Literatures, University of Wisconsin—Whitewater

Lindsay Drager Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Utah

Dana Green Department Chair and English Teacher, Early College of Arvada

Poupeh Missaghi Faculty Mentor, Pacific Northwest College of Art; Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Writing at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

Emily J Motzkus Poetry Consultant

Robert Gilmor Teaching Assistant Professor, Writing Program, University of Denver

Class of 2015

Kristy Firebaugh Assistant Dean of Academics and Communication, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences , University of Denver

TaraShea Nesbit Assistant Professor of English, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction, Department of English, Miami University

Katie Jean Shinkle Assistant Professor, English Department, Sam Houston State University

David Buchannan Associate Professor of English and Instructor Pilot at United States Air Force Academy

Nichol Weizenbeck formally Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of English and Literary Arts, University of Denver

Charles William Hoge Instructor, Department of English, Metro State University

Daniel Singer Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Denver

Kameron Bashi Technical Writer, Bolder BioPATH

Class of 2014

Roger Green Lecturer, Department of English, Metro State of Denver

Class of 2013

Broc Russell Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Nanyang Technological University

Julia Cohen Assistant Professor of English and Literature, Wright College

Seth Landman English Teacher and Boy's Basketball Head Coach, The Putney School of Vermont

Class of 2012

Christine Gardiner  formerly Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at The College of New Rochelle; Currently New Paradigm School, Founder; Christine Gardiner Writing, Sole Proprietor

Jennifer Denrow Johnson and Wales College of Arts and Sciences

Class of 2011

Jennifer Tynes Founding Editor Horseless Press and Affiliate Professor, Department of Writing, Grand Valley State University

Class of 2010

Christopher Merkner Assistant Professor, Clinical Teaching Track, English Department, University of Colorado—Denver

Class of 2009

Joanna Rucco Associate Professor of English in Creative Writing and Co-Director, Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series, Wake Forest University

Christopher Narozny Instructor, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Sara Veglahn Naropa University

Laura Davenport previously at the Savannah College of Art and Design

Class of 2008

Greg Howard Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Maine

Class of 2007

Duncan Biddle Barlow Lecturer, English Department, University of South Dakota 

Danielle Sabrina Dutton Associate Professor of English, Washington University in St. Louis

Paul Fattaruso II Attorney (Partner), Roche, Cyrulnik, Freedman

Tiel L. Lundy Senior Instructor, Department of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts, University of Colorado-Boulder

Eric Olson Associate Chair, Writing and Literature Program; Associate Professor, Writing and Literature Program, California College of the Arts

Joshua M. Wilson Associate Professor, English, University of Arizona (left tenured position), Founding Editor of The Volta

Class of 2006

Daniel P. Fusch Director of Publications and Research at Academic Impressions

Betsy L. Verhoeven Associate Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of English & Creative Writing, Susquehanna University

Amy Michele Wright Full Professor, Department of Languages and Literature, Austin Peay State University

Class of 2005

Richard Allen Greenfield Associate Professor of English: Creative Writing, New Mexico State University

Karla A. Kelsey Professor of English & Creative Writing, Susquehanna University

Pedro E. Ponce Jr Associate Professor of English, St. Lawrence University

J. Andrew Prall Provost, St. Edward's University, formerly Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chair of Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of Saint Francis

Mark Tursi Professor of English, New Jersey City University