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Joan Connor

Professor

Creative Writing: Fiction

Office: 327
Office Phone: 593-2754
Email: connor@ohio.edu
Personal Website

Degrees

M.F.A., Vermont College, 1995
M.A., Breadloaf School of English, Middlebury College, 1984
B.A., cum laude, Mount Holyoke College, 1976

Publications

Books:

How To Stop Loving Someone, Leapfrog Press, 2011












The World Before Mirrors, River Teeth Award Series in Nonfiction, University of Nebraska, 2006

History Lessons, University of Massachusetts Press, AWP Award Series in Short Fiction, 2003; Frederick Busch, Judge

We Who Live Apart, University of Missouri Press, 2910 Le Mone Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201, August, 2000

Here On Old Route 7, University of Missouri Press, 2910 LeMone Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201, August, 1997

Anthologies:

“Good People,” story, Chautaqua Literary Arts Anthology, 2008

“Lilac,” essay, The Art of the Word, 2008

“In My Booth,” Censored: The Best of What We Couldn’t Publish, Spire Press, NYNY, 2005

“Sea Change,” Blueline Anthology: 1981-2001, spring, 2004

“Forsaken Places,” Ohio Connections, the Literary Homecoming Project, Ohioana Library & Thurber House, fall, 2003

“What It Is,” Pushcart Anthology XXVIII, October, 2003

Selected Journals:
Stories:

“The Stripper,” The Worcester Review, 2008

“Red Planets,” The Journal of Arts & Letters, 2008

“The Un-naming,” Colere, 2007

“The Angel of Repose,” BlueLine, 2007

“Wonderful Counselor,” Chelsea, 2006

“The Wild Dog,” The Fourth River, 2006

“The Landmark Hotel,” The Antioch Review, 2006

“Short Shorts,” The Idaho Review, winter, 2005

“The Folly of Being Comforted,” TriQuarterly, fall, 2005

“Summer Nights,” The Village Rambler, spring, 2005

“Funeral,” The Village Rambler, spring, 2005

“Wheather,” Branches Quarterly, issue 4, (www.branchesquarterly.com) spring, 2005

“Men in Brown,” Glimmer Train, spring, 2005

“Finding Carla,” Lake Effect, spring, 2005

“How We Say Goodbye,” Harpur Palate, spring, 2005

“Palimpsest,” The Gettysburg Review, spring, 2005

“The Three Minute Love Story,” The Big Muddy, fall, 2004

“When the Boys Come Out to Play,” Colere, summer, 2004

“Old-Timers’ Night,” BlueLine, spring, 2004

“Abandoned Shoe,” Terra Incognita, fall, 2004

“The Night Cafe,” 580 Split, spring, 2004

“Creative Writing,” Inkwell, summer, 2004

“If It Is Bad, It Happens To Me,” Hunger Mountain, Vermont Writers Issue, spring, 2004

“The Painbroker,” Chautauqua Literary Arts Journal, spring, 2004

“Outlander,” Branches Quarterly, (www.branchesquarterly.com) April, 2003

“The Locked Room,” from Vermont Trilogy, Full Circle, A Journal of Poetry and Prose, April, 2003, www.fullcirclejml.com

“Under the Rainbow,” Chelsea Magazine, spring, 2003

“The Year of No Weather,” Green Mountain Journal, fall, 2003

Essays:

“Three Trips,” The Connecticut Review, 2007

“Colonel Andreas van Kuijk,” Under the Sun, 2007

“Love at Forthy,” The Pisgah Review, 2006

“The World Before Mirrors,” The Gettysburg Review, spring, 2005

“Abandoned Shoe,” Terra Incognita, winter, 2005

‘An Open Door,” The Ohio Writer, fall, 2004

“For Geraldine,” The Redwood Coast Review, fall, 2004

“Masque,” Under the Sun, spring, 2004

“The Waiting Room,” River Teeth, spring, 2004

“Bone Key,” Black Warrior, fall, 2003

“Forsaken Places,” Mid-American Review, spring, 2003

“Writing and Telepathy,” The Journal of Arts & Letters, spring, 2003

Book Reviews:

The Body of Brooklyn, Fourth Genre, fall, 2003

Evening Will Find Me, Katie Estill, The Ohio Writer, fall, 2000

Milltown Natural, Richard Hague, The Ohio Writer, winter, 1998

The Nature of Longing, Alyce Miller, Chelsea Magazine, fall, 1995

The Circles I Move In, Diane Lefer, Chelsea Magazine, fall, 1995

Readings:

Green Mountain Writers Conference, August, 2008

Green Mountain Writers Conference, July, 2007

Gettysburg College Writers Conference, June, 2007

Virginia Commonwealth University, February, 2007

Green Mountain Writers Conference, July, 2006

Gettysburg College, September, 2005

Green Mountain Writers Conference, August, 2005

Annie’s Book Stop, Rutland, Vermont, August, 2005

Frostburg State University, April, 2005

Hotel Amerika Benefit Reading, fall, 2004

Green Mountain Writers Conference, August, 2004

Mount Holly Historical Association, Belmont, Vermont, August, 2004

Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, Vermont, August, 2004

Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI., March, 2004

Summerfest, Killington, Vermont, August, 2003

Green Mountain Writers Conference, August, 2003

Wired for Books, November, 2003

The Writers’ Harvest, October, 2003

West Virginia Writers Workshop, July, 2003

Book King, Green Mountain Journal Reading, March 3, 2003

Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME:  Joan Connor
ADDRESS:  328 Carroll Road
Athens, Ohio 45701
(740) 594-3059
email: connor@ohio.edu

EDUCATION:
Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont, MFA, July, 1995
Breadloaf School of English, Middlebury College, MA, 1984
Mount Holyoke College, BA cum laude, 1976

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

Professor, (Promotion granted, 2005) Ohio University 2005 – current

Professor, University of Southern Maine, Low Residency MFA
Program, Summer, 2002 - current

Director, Creative Writing, Ohio University, 2003 - 2008

Interim Co-director, University of Southern Maine, summer,
2004

Associate Professor, (Tenure granted, 2001), Ohio University,
2001 - 2005

Assistant Professor, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1996 - 2001

Visiting Assistant Professor, Fiction Writing, Ohio University,
Athens, Ohio,1995-1996. 

Courses taught: Graduate and Undergraduate (Introductory,
Intermediate, and Advanced) Fiction Workshops, Composition,
Graduate and Undergraduate Form and Theory Courses
Courses developed include: Techniques of Post-modernism,
De-(re)constructing Love, Minimalism(s), Critical Approaches
to the Fairy Tale, Evil in Literature, The Erotics of Literature,
The Rhetoric of Point-of-View, Models for Critical Writing, Writing Comic Fiction and Nonfiction
English Tutorial, The Okemo Mountain School, Ludlow, VT, 1994-1995.  Tutorials in: Creative Writing, British Literature Survey, American Literature Survey

Fiction Writing Workshop leader, Vermont League of Writers, 1994-1995

Friends Select School, Phila. PA 1982, 83
Courses Taught: Creative Writing; British Literature, Survey Course; American Literature, Survey Course.
Advisory:  Student Literary Magazine

Germantown Friends School, Phila. PA, 1981, 82
Courses Taught: Multicultural American Literature, Survey Course; The Modern Short Story; Journal Writing; Creative Writing; Shakespearean Comedy.
Advisory:  Student Literary Magazine

Northfield-Mount Hermon, E. Northfield, MA, 1980, 81
Courses Taught: (Organized around Frye’s critical theory of genre) Romance, Comedy and Tragedy.
Advisory:  Student Literary Magazine
Director:  Visiting Writers Program, reading series

Woodstock Union High School, Woodstock, VT, 1979, 80
Courses Taught: ninth through twelfth grade English
survey courses; Term Paper Writing.

Vermont Department of Public Health, Program Representative,
Women’s Health Outreach Program, 1977-1979

OTHER PROFESSIONAL:

Green Mountain Writers’ Conference, panelist, lecturer, 2008
Green Mountain Writers’ Conference, panelist, lecturer, 2007
Workshop Leader/Reader/Lecturer, Gettysburg College,
Gettysburg Writers’ Conference, 2007
Final Judge, Best New American Voices fiction prize, VCU,
2007
External Reviewer, University of Iowa Press, November, 2006
Green Mountain Writers Conference, panelist, lecturer, 2006
Member, Pen American Center, 2006 to 2008
Member AWP, 1995 to current
Advisory Board, reader, Review Americana: A Literary Journal,
Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Culture,
2006 - current
Short Story, “What It Is,” featured story, the Writers Studio,
NYNY, 2005
Nonfiction Editor, Hotel Amerika, 2005 - 2006
Green Mountain Writers Conference, 2005, Panelist and
Workshop leader,
Green Mountain Writers Conference, 2004, Panelist and
Workshop leader
Student Elected Keynote Speaker, first graduating class,
Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, July, 2004
Collaboration, Orchestral Composition, Ohio University
Bicentennial, 2004
Reader and Speaker, Summerfest, Killington, Vermont, August,
2003
Final Judge, Dogwood Fiction Contest, January, 2004
Green Mountain Writers Conference, Panelist and Workshop
Leader, August, 2003
West Virginia Writers Workshop, Reader, Workshop Leader,
July, 2003
Judge, University of Missouri, McKinney Fiction Contest
Contributing Editor, Hotel Amerika, fall, 2002 - 2006
Green Mountain Writers Conference, Panelist and Workshop
Leader, August, 2002
Vermont League of Writers, Lecturer and Workshop Leader,
Poultney, Vermont, July 2002
Kenyon College, English Honors Program, Outside Examiner,
April 27 - 28, 2002
Longman Reviewer, The Longman Anthology of Short Fiction,
Dana Gioia, R.S. Gwynn, 2002
Prentice Hall Reviewer, Creative Writer’s Handbook, 3rd ed.,
Philip K. Jason, Allen B. Lefkowitz, 2001
Judge, fiction contest, Chelsea Magazine, June, 2002
Workshop Leader, Green Mountain Writers Conference,
summer, 2001
Judge, fiction contest, Chelsea Magazine, June, 2001
Workshop Leader, Ohio Valley Literary Group, January, 2001
Workshop Leader, Green Mountain Writers Conference,
summer, 2000
Judge, AWP Contest, fiction, 2000
Workshop Leader, Panelist, Lecturer, Green Mountain Writers’
Conference, August, 1999
Final Judge, Fiction Contest, New England Writers, July,
1999
Judge, Fiction Contest, Chelsea Magazine, June, 1999
Manuscript Editor, The Chautauqua Writers’ Center,
summer, 1999
Paper presented, “Beginnings,” AWP Pedagogy Forum
Board Member, New England Writers Association, 1998 -
2002
Judge, Fiction Contest, Chelsea Magazine, July, 1998
Final Judge, Fiction, The Ohio Writer Contest, June, 1998
Final Judge, New England Writers Conference, Shortshort
Contest, summer, 1998
Guest, Question & Answer, Story Writing, Critical Approaches
to Fiction, O.U., May, 1998
Final Judge, Ellis Literary Award, Myrtle Armstrong Prize for
Fiction, Indiana University, February, 1998
Fiction Workshop Leader, Chautauqua Arts Center, summer
1997
Fiction Workshop Leader, New England Writers Conference,
July 1997,Windsor, VT
Panelist, New England Writers Conference, July 1996, Windsor,
VT
First Reader, Fiction MSS., Sarabande Books, Louisville, KY,
1996
Mentor, Young Writers’ Institute, Hartford, CT, 1994 - 2002
Assistant Editor, fiction, Chelsea Magazine, NYNY, 1994 - 1996

PUBLICATIONS:

Books:

The World Before Mirrors, River Teeth award, essays,
University of Nebraska Press, 2006

History Lessons, University of Massachusetts Press, AWP
Award Series in Short Fiction, 2002; Frederick Busch, Judge,
November, 2003

We Who Live Apart, University of Missouri Press,
2910 Le Mone Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201,
August, 2000

Here On Old Route 7, University of Missouri Press, 2910 LeMone Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201, August, 1997

Anthologies:

“Good People,” story, Chautauqua Literary Arts Anthology,
2008

“Lilac,” essay, The Art of the Word, 2008

“In My Booth,” Censored: The Best of What We Couldn’t
Publish, Spire Press, NYNY, 2003

“Forsaken Places,” Ohio Connections, the Literary Homecoming
Project, Ohioana Library & Thurber House, fall, 2003

“What It Is,” Pushcart Anthology XXVIII, October, 2003

“Sea Change,” Blueline Anthology: 1981-2001, spring, 2004

“The Age of Discovery,” The Spirit of Pregnancy,
Contemporary Books, March 2000

“Tolstoy’s Daughter,” essay, Women and Transitions
Anthology, (in press), accepted, FEB 1998

“Aground,” Tiller and Pen, Eighth Moon Press, 1994

“The Stone in the Ring,” Sleeping With Dionysis, Crossing
Press, 1994

“When Mountains Move,” Loss of the Ground-note: Women
Writing About the Deaths of Their Mothers, ed. Helen
Vozenilek, Clothespin Fever Press, 1992

“Broken Vows,” If I Had My Life To Live Over, I’d Pick More
Daisies, Papier Mache Press, 1992

Selected Journals:
Stories:

“The Stripper,” The Worcester Review, spring, 2008

“The Symbolic Woman,” Karamu, spring, 2008

“Red Planets,” The Journal of Arts & Letters, spring, 2008

“The Unnaming,” Colere, spring, 2007

“The Art Colony,” Red Wheelbarrow, spring, 2007

“The Angel of Repose,” BlueLine, winter, 2007

“The Talisman,” Confluence, spring, 2006

“High Fliers,” Red Mountain Review, spring, 2006

“Gypsy,” Two Rivers Review, spring, 2006

“Short Shorts,” The Idaho Review, spring, 2006

“Wonderful Counselor,” Chelsea, spring, 2006

“The Wild Dog,” The Fourth River, spring, 2006

“Rock of Ages,” Main Street Rag, winter, 2006

“The Landmark Hotel,” The Antioch Review, winter, 2006

“The Folly of Being Comforted,” TriQuarterly, fall, 2005

“Finding Carla,” Lake Effect, fall, 2005

“Funeral,” The Village Rambler, fall, 2005

“Palimpsest,” The Gettysburg Review, summer, 2005

“Summer Nights,” The Village Rambler, summer, 2005

“How We Say Goodbye,” Harpur Palate, spring, 2005

“Wheather,” Branches, spring, 2005

“The Three Minute Love Story,” Big Muddy, 2004

“Old Timers’ Night,” Blueline, 2004

“The Night Café,” 580 Split, 2004

“Creative Writing,” Inkwell, 2004

“If It Is Bad It Happens to Me,” Hunger Mountain, 2004

“Abandoned Shoe,” Terra Incognita, 2004

“When the Boys Come Out to Play,” Colere, 2004

“Men in Brown,” Glimmer Train, August, 2004

“The Painbroker,” Chautauqua Literary Arts Journal, spring,
2003

“Outlander,” Branches, April, 2003

“The Locked Room,” from Vermont Trilogy, Full Circle, A
Journal of Poetry and Prose, April, 2003,
www.fullcirclejml.com

“The Year of No Weather,” Green Mountain Journal, fall, 2003

“Midlife Barbie,” So to Speak, fall, 2002

“Desire,” The Square Table, www.mediabistro.com, fall, 2002

“Under the Rainbow,” Chelsea Magazine, spring, 2003

“The Betrayal,” Green Hills Literary Lantern, spring, 2002

“Halfbaby,” The Southern Review, spring, 2002

“The Science Fair,” out of line, fall, 2002

“The Lion’s Honey,” Northwest Florida Review, spring, 2002

“Stretchmarks,” The Mochila Review, April,2002

“Her Daredevil Heart,” The Gihon Review, spring 2002

“I Married Yeti,” The Artful Dodge, winter, 2002

“A Crazy Little Thing,” Front Range Review, winter, 2002

“Really,” Stray Dog, June, 2002

“The Journalist,” Folio, winter, 2002

“The Warm-up Act,” The Heartlands Today, fall, 2001

“Tattoos,” The Laurel Review, fall, 2001

“Type Ohs,” The Columbus Sunday Dispatch Arts Magazine,
May, 2001

“Let Us Now Praise Dead White Men,"Curious Rooms, spring,
2001

“What It Is,” TriQuarterly, March, 2002

“Sea Change,” BlueLine, spring, 2001

“Merrily, Merrily, Merrily,” Nebo, January 2001

“Private Property,” Vermont Literary Review, spring, 2000

“Ahab’s Whale,” The Columbus Dispatch Sunday Arts
Magazine, April, 2000

“Florida,” Timber Creek Review, spring, 2000

“Writing the War Novel,” Quarter After Eight, issue #6, 2000

“And I Isolde,” Arts and Letters, spring, 2000

“The Parrot Man,” The Journal, winter, 2000

“The Corner of Dreams,” Hayden’s Ferry Review, fall, 1999

“Juana La Loca,” The Southern Review, April, 1999

“The Right to Know,” Green Hills Literary Lantern, June, 1999

“Branwell in Angria,” Chelsea Magazine, January, 1999

“The Bowlville Cemetery,” BlueLine, spring, 1998

“The Voice of the Turtle,” Kestrel, spring, 1998

“A Hard Place,” (reprint) The Vermont Sunday Magazine of
The Rutland Herald, February 15, 1998

“Tenebrae,” New Letters, spring, 1998

“How the Universe Works, Modern Fables,” Rio Grande Review,
spring, 1998

“Matter of the Heart,” 13th Moon, fall, 1999

“Long Distance,” The Marlboro Review, spring, 1998

“Walking With Susan,” Women’s Words, winter, 1997

“The Writing on the Wall,” The Dickinson Review, spring, 1997

“Passing Fancies,” Talking River Review, spring, 1998

“Baby, I’ll Be Home for Halloween,” Chelsea 62, spring, 1997

“The Wig,” Manoa, summer, 1998

“The Fox,” North Dakota Quarterly, fall, 1997

“Crow Love,” Kenyon Review, summer/fall, 1997

“Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear,” Passages
North, Northern Michigan University, summer, 1997

“Stone Man,” Pleiades, spring, 1997

“Aground,” The Ohio Writer, November, 1996

“The Poet’s Lobster,” The Gettysburg Review, spring, 1997

“Time on Our Hands,” Apocalypse Literary Arts Coalition,
January, 1997, Northeastern Illinois University

“The Witch’s Cure,” The Connecticut Review, fall, 1996

“How To Stop Loving Someone,” TriQuarterly, February, 1997

“The Thief of Flowers,” Antietam Review, spring, 1996

“A Hard Place,” Blueline, winter, 1996 - 1997

“Riding With Ray,” New Millennium, fall, 1996

“The Day The World Declined to End,” The Ohio Review, fall,
1996

“Desire,” Rosebud, fall, 1996

“The Devil in Decline,” New Millennium, spring, 1996

“Victor Learns to Speak,” Shenandoah, spring, 1996

“The Prince of Whales,” The Southern Review, January, 1996

“The Ten Joyful Mysteries of the One True Faith,” Blueline,
SUNY, Potsdam, June, 1995

“Aground,” The North American Review, May, 1995

“Tide Walk,” The Ohio Review, spring, 1995

“Their Voices,” The Laurel Review, January, 1995

“I Wouldn’t Do That If I Were You,” The North Atlantic Review,
fall, 1994

“October,” The Mississippi Valley Review, spring, 1994

“Aaron’s Rod,” The Dominion Review, spring, 1994

“Small and Generous Acts,” The Bridge, winter, 1994

“An Apologia for Justin,” Pleiades, spring, 1993

“Between The Lines,” Oxford Magazine, spring, 1992

“The Crossing,” The Journal of Irish Literature, fall, 1993

“False Witness,” Phoebe, spring, 1993

“Good Neighbors,” The Worcester Review, fall, 1992

“When Mountains Move,” Blueline, summer, 1991

Essays:

“Three Trips,” The Connecticut Review, spring, 2007

“Colonel Andreas van Kuijk,” Under the Sun, spring, 2007

“Love at Forty,” The Pisgah Review,” spring, 2006

“The World Before Mirrors,” The Gettysburg Review, 2005

“An Open Door,” The Ohio Writer, 2004

“For Geraldine,” The Redwood Coast Review, 2004

“Masque,” Under the Sun, 2004

“The Waiting Room,” River Teeth, winter, 2003

“But Can You Teach It?” The Ohio Writer, Poets & Writers
League of Greater Cleveland, December, 2003

“Bone Key,” Black Warrior, fall, 2003

“Writing and Telepathy,” The Journal of Arts & Letters, fall,
2003

“My Son at Thirteen,” The Heartlands Today, summer, 2002

“Forsaken Places,” Mid-American Review, spring, 2003

“Moot Court,” Tucumcari Literary Review, winter, 2002

“Some Non-linear Notes on Linearity,” The Journal of Arts &
Letters, fall, 2002

“Sleeping With Thurber,” essay, Under the Sun, spring, 2001

“Hauntings,” essay, Passages North, spring, 2001

“The Glory of Story,” essay, The Ohio Writer, fall, 1999

“Foreign-ness,” essay, The Rio Grande Review, spring, 1999

“I Know Not Seams,” essay, Writer to Writer, fall, 1998

“Tolstoy’s Daughter,” essay, The Connecticut Review, spring,
1999

“Cones, Theme Parks, and History,” essay, Onionhead, winter,
1998

“VermAUNTS,” essay, The Vermont Sunday Magazine, The
Rutland Herald, August, 1998

“Vermont Home,” essay, The Vermont Sunday Magazine,
September 1998

“Milkism,” essay, The Vermont Sunday Magazine, August,
1998

“Here On New Route 7,” essay, The Vermont Sunday Magazine,
August, 1998

“Ruder Is Better,” essay, The Vermont Sunday Magazine, June,
1997

The Butterfly Effect,” essay, New Millennium Writing, spring,
1997

“Extra-Marital Affairs,” essay, The Ohio Writer, November,
1996

“Minimalism, Designer Jeans, and Comics,” essay, Voices West,
spring, 1996

“In the Middle of Nowhere,” essay, The AWP Chronicle,
February, 1996

“Incest and Literature,” essay, The Cimarron Review, 1996

“In Quest of Cheddar,” essay, The Vermont Sunday Magazine,
February, 1996

“Vermont Fashion,” essay, The Vermont Sunday Magazine,
July, 1995

“The Fool on the Hill,” essay, The Vermont Sunday Magazine,
September, 1994

“The AWP Conference,” essay, Onion River Review, fall, 1994

“Why I Write Fiction,” essay, Writers Guidelines Magazine, fall,
1994

“Watching A Lover Apply Warpaint,” poem, Small Pond
Review, spring, 1995

“Driving Through Provence,” poem, Small Pond Review, spring,
1994

(Additional publication credits include approximately 40 short
stories.)

Book Reviews:
The Body of Brooklyn, Fourth Genre, fall, 2003
Evening Will Find Me, Katie Estill, The Ohio Writer, fall, 2000
Milltown Natural, Richard Hague, The Ohio Writer, winter
1998
The Nature of Longing, Alyce Miller, Chelsea Magazine, fall,
1995
The Circles I Move In, Diane Lefer, Chelsea Magazine, fall,
1995

Fellowships:
Jack Kerouac fellowship, 2003, declined due to conflict
Headlands Fellowship, First Alternate, 1999
Philip Roth Fellowship, Bucknell University, Philip Roth: Final
Judge, Offered 1995, Declined due to previous professional
obligation
Yaddo, August, 1993
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, January, 1993
MacDowell Colony, June/July, 1992
Vermont Studio Colony, November, 1990

Readings:
Green Mountain Writers’ Conference, July, 2008
Green Mountain Writers Conference, July, 2007
Gettysburg College Writers’ Conference, June, 2007
Virginia Commonwealth University, winter, 2007
Green Mountain Writers Conference, 2006
Holyoke Rotary Club, July, 2006
Gettysburg College, fall, 2005
Annie’s Book Store, Rutland, Vermont, July, 2005
Green Mountain Writers Conference, 2005
Frostburg State University, April, 2005
Green Mountain Writers Conference, 2004
Mount Holly Historical Association, August, 2004
Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, Vermont, 2004
Interlochen Arts Academy, March, 2004
The Writers’ Harvest, Ohio University, 2003
Summerfest, Killington, Vermont, August, 2003
Green Mountain Writers Conference, August, 2003
West Virginia Writers Workshop, July, 2003
Book King, Green Mountain Journal Reading, March 3, 2003
Southern Connecticut State University, October, 2002
The Book King, Rutland, VT., September, 2002
Green Mountain Writers Conference, August, 2002
Vermont League of Writers, July, 2002
Research and Scholarship Website, O.U., Recorded: May, 2002
Green Mountain Writers Conference, July, 2001
Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, Ohio, April, 2001
Ohio Valley Literary Group, Belpre, Ohio, January 2001
Hudson Library, November, 2000
The Writers Harvest, Ohio University, November, 2000
Green Mountain Writers Conference, August, 2000
University of the Virgin Islands, March, 2000
Ohio Arts Council, Headlands Residency finalist, October, 1999
Chaffee Art Gallery, Rutland, VT., July, 1999
Green Mountain Writers Conference, August, 1999
Marshall University, Huntington, W.V., spring, 1999
Trinity College, Hartford, CT., November, 1998
The Writers Harvest, Ohio University, October, 1998
West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.V., September, 1998
Rutland Writers Workshop, Rutland, VT., August, 1998
The Book King, Rutland, VT., August, 1998
Thurber House, Columbus, Ohio, July, 1998
Athens Public Library, Friends of the Library, May, 1998
Cleveland State University, reading and novella workshop,
May, 1998
City Books, Cleveland Heights, May, 1998
Women and Writing, O.U., winter, 1998
Southern Connecticut State University, November, 1997
The Writers Harvest, Ohio University, November, 1996
Rutland Writers Workshop, Rutland, VT., August, 1996
Women and Writing, O.U., spring, 1996
Ohio University, March, 1996, Galbreath Chapel, Athens, Ohio
Vermont College, June, 1995, Montpelier, VT
Ohio University, April, 1995, Galbreath Chapel, Athens, Ohio
Book King, March, 1995, Rutland, VT
Vermont College, January, 1995, Montpelier, VT
Old Lyme Bookstore, March, 1994, Old Lyme, CT

Other Distinctions:
Best American Essays, Notable essay, 2008, “Colonel Andreas
van Kuijk”
What It Is, stories, semifinalist, Spokane Prize, EWU Press, 2007
Asylum, novel, finalist, Michigan Literary Fiction Award, 2007
Best American Short Stories, 100 Other Distinguished Stories,
citation, 2007, “The Landmark Hotel,” The Antioch Review
Nomination, The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary
Nonfiction, “Bone Key,” spring, 2007
Nomination, The World Before Mirrors, Pen New England
Award
Nomination, The World Before Mirrors, Ohioana Book Award
Finalist, The Lewis-Clark Press Discovery Award, 2006, What It
Is, fiction
Winner, The River Teeth Award in Nonfiction, 2005
Winner, The Lewis-Clark Press Discovery Award, 2006,
The World Before Mirrors, essays, (declined, under contract)
Nomination, Presidential Teaching Award, fall, 2005
What It Is, semifinalist, Elixir Press Competition, 2005
What It Is, semifinalist, Spokane Press competition, 2005
Love Knots, finalist, Spokane Press competition, 2004
Love Knots, finalist, Elixir Press competition, 2004
New Millennium Writings Fiction Contest, Honorable
Mention, “The Missing Days of E.A. P.”, 2004
Best American Essays citation, Notable essay, 2004, “Bone Key”
Best American Short Stories, 100 Other Distinguished Stories,
citation, 2002, “Half Baby,” The Southern Review
Pushcart Prize, 2003, “What It Is,” TriQuarterly
Winner, AWP Award Series in Short Fiction, 2002
History Lessons
Winner, John Gilgun Award, The Mochila Review, Western
Missouri University, 2002
Pushcart Nominations: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002,
2001,
1999,1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994
History Lessons, finalist, Spokane Prize in Fiction, Eastern
Washington University Press, 2002
Art(e)facts, finalist, Spokane Prize Competition, 2001
Winner, “Type-Ohs,"The Columbus Dispatch shortshort
Contest, May, 2001
History Lessons, semifinalist, Bakeless Competition, 2000
History Lessons, finalist, Sandstone Prize Competition, 2000
Recipient, Dean’s Outstanding Teacher Award, spring, 2000
Honorable Mention, The Columbus Dispatch shortshort
contest, June, 2000
“Ursa Major in Vermont,” New Century Awards,
quarter-finalist, 1999
Dreaming at the Millennium, finalist, The Richard Sullivan
Prize, 1999
Nomination, Graselli Teaching Award, spring, 1999
Honorable Mention, Bright Hill Press Chapbook Competition,
“Juana La Loca,” December, 1998
Dreaming at the Millennium, semifinalist, Sandstone Prize
Competition, 1998
Dreaming at the Millennium, semifinalist, The Mary McCarthy
Prize, Sarabande Books, spring, 1998
Dreaming at the Millennium, semifinalist, Iowa Short Fiction
Contest, spring, 1998
Here On Old Route 7, Best of Vermont, selected by Howard
Frank Mosher, Seven Days, Burlington, Vermont
Small Press Editors’ Recommended Book, Here On Old Route 7
November, 1997
Crow, semifinalist, Iowa Short Fiction Contest, 1997
The Best American Short Stories, 1997, ed. E. Annie Proulx,
“The Day the World Declined to End,” named a Distinguished
Story of 1996
Appearance, Not for Writers Only, Aired, summer, 1998,
Community Cable 21, Columbus, Ohio
“Stone Man,” Aired, March 2,1997, KCMW 90.9 FM, Central
Missouri State University
Recipient of Ohio Arts Council fellowship, Fiction, April, 1997
Crow, semifinalist, Iowa Short Fiction Contest,1997
Winner, “Aground,” The Ohio Writer Contest, Nov. 1996
Winner, “Extra-Marital Affairs,” The Ohio Writer Contest,
Nov. 1996, nonfiction
Honorable Mention, “Riding, With Ray,” The Ohio Writer
Contest, Nov. 1996
First Runner-up, Essay Contest, New Millennium, spring, 1996
The Fool on the Hill, finalist, Mid-List Press Competition,
Creative Nonfiction, 1995
Finalist, Dark Valley Press Novella Chapbook Competition,
fall, 1995
The Writer’s Voice Awards, finalist, short fiction, 1992, YMCA,
NYNY
“Slaves of Fashion,” excerpted for documentary use, Film News
NOW Foundation, Shakti Productions, “Voices Heard, Sisters
Unseen,” 1991
Finalist, short fiction, 1990 FLA Literary Foundation juried
competition

Service:
Co-chair, Nonfiction Search Committee, 2006
Supervisor, Special Programs, 2006
Faculty Mentor: Catherine Taylor, 2005 – 2006
Faculty Mentor: Sharmila Voorakkara, 2005 – 2008
Director, Creative Writing, 2003 - current
Faculty Advisor, QAE, 2007 – current
Advisor, Student Literary Magazine, 1996 – 2002
Doctoral Theses, Directed:
2008,1; 2003,1;1998, 1
Doctoral Thesis Committee Member:
2006,1 ; 2002,5
Masters Theses Directed:
2008, 3;2007, 1; 2006,1; 2005, 3; 2001, 1; 2000, 1; 1999, 2;1998, 2; 1996,
1
Masters Committee Member:
2006:2; 2005, 3; 2002, 2; 2000, 1; 1998, 4; 1996, 2
Doctoral Exam Director:
2008,1;2005, 1; 1997, 1
Doctoral Exam Committee Member:
2008,1;2007,1; 2003, 4; 2000, 1; 2002,3
MFA Critical Thesis Director:
2008,3;2007, 2; 2006, 1;2005, 2; 2003, 4; 2002, 4
MFA Thesis Director
2008,3; 2007, 1; 2006,2; 2005, 2, 2004, 2; 2003, 2
Independent Studies Advisor:
2008,1;2002, 2; 2001, 2; 2000, 4; 1999,1; 1998, 3; 1997,3; 1996, 2
Honors Theses, Director:
2006, 2; 2005, 2; 2003, 1; 2002, 1;2001, 1; 1999, 1;
1997, 1

Committee Work:
University Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2007 - current
College Promotion and Tenure Committee. Member, 2006 to
current
Director, Creative Writing, 2003 to 2008
Search Committees: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,
2005, 2007 (Co-director)
Duties: application screening; preliminary interviews;
campus interviews; attending readings and symposia;
hosting candidates.
Creative Writing Committee and Subcommittee: 1995 - present
Duties: reading graduate applications; judging Intro.
Awards; overseeing student readings; attending readings;
hosting authors; introducing visiting writers; overseeing
student authors for Lit. Fest. publication; grant-writing
(1999) for advertising funds; designing (1999) Creative
Writing Web Page link; attending meetings.
Graduate Subcommittee: 1996 - 1997
Duties: review of all graduate applications.
Graduate Placement Committee: 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001
Budget and Ratings Committee: 2002, 2003
Promotion Committee A and B, 2005 - current
Promotion Committee B: 2002, 2003
Administrative Committee, 2003 - current
Outside Evaluator, Tenure & Promotion: Jeff Porter, University
of Iowa, 2008; Michael White, Fairfield University, 2006;
Mark Brazaitis, WVU, 2005; Philip Baruth, UVM, 2003;
Tim Parrish, SCSU, 2003
Panelist, 777, Graduate Student Seminar: fall, 2001
Fulbright Committee Member, Patrick Madden: fall, 2001
University Teaching Advisory Committee to the Dean of
Faculty: 2002
Grievance Committee: 2000 - 2001
Undergraduate Committee: 1997 - 2000
Duties: rewriting Undergraduate Program brochure
(1998); designing objective assessment test for self-
assessment of Undergrad. program (1998); assistant in
evaluating student writing samples for self-assessment of
Undergraduate Program (1998); attending meetings.
Literary Magazine Advisor: 1997 - 2001.  Co-advisor, 2002
Duties: fund-raising; intradepartmental promotion;
overseeing student TA and production schedule and
deadline(s) observation; bluelines proofing, galleys
proofing; trouble-shooting and bidding out typesetting
and printing jobs; participating in readings for the
magazine; overseeing sales at Spring Literary Festival;
overseeing contest(s) management.

Advising:
Undergraduate Advisor, 1995 - present; Graduate Advisor,
1995 - present

School of Comparative Arts, Faculty Affiliate

Faculty Associate to The Institute for Motion Picture
Development:
1999 - present, consultant for developing interdisciplinary creative workshops, inviting guest lecturers and for suggesting
contributors to the International Short Story Project

Recommendations:

Darrell Spencer, Director (former), Creative Writing Program,
Ellis Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701
(740) 592-4013

David Lazar, Director (former), Creative Writing Program,
Department of English, Columbia College, 600 South Michigan
Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605
(773) 360-7091

Syd Lea, Professor, Newbury, Vermont 05051
phone: (802) 866-5458

Professor Ken Daley, Chair (former)
Department of English
Columbia College
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605

Dr. Mike White, colleague USM, Fairfield University, Fairfield,
Connecticut 06824, Mcwhite1023@aol.com

Courses

Graduate and Undergraduate fiction workshops
Form and Theory, Nonfiction
Classes on Minimalism
Critical Approaches to the Fairy Tale
The Erotics of Literature
Evil and Literature
Comic Writing
De(re)constructing Love
The Rhetoric of Point-of-View
and others

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