Executive Editor, Ohio University Press & Swallow Press
Office: Ohio University Press
Office Phone: 593-1157
M.F.A., Fiction Writing, Arizona State University
B.A., English, Vassar College
The Discontinuity of Small Things, novel (Quality Words in Print, 2005)
Lit From Within: Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing (co-editor w/Dinty W. Moore, Ohio University Press, 2011)
Fiction and non-fiction in Michigan Quarterly Review, Witness, Copper Nickel, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Center, Cold Mountain Review, Swink, Harpur Palate, Juked, Sentence, Another Chicago Magazine, Permafrost, JBooks, Jewish Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, Jewish Education News, Poetica and elsewhere
Book chapters in Using Pop Culture in the Writing Classroom (forthcoming) and Third Stream: Writing Across the Boundaries of Poetry and Prose
Fellowships and Awards
Columbia Journal Nonfiction Prize, 2011
Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, 2010
MQR Lawrence Foundation Prize for the Short Story, 2010
Ohio Arts Council Grant, 2008
Visiting Writer, Jewish Community Library of San Francisco, June 2007
Ledig House International Writers Residency, May 2007
Visiting Writer, Johns Hopkins University, April 2007
Samuel Goldberg Prize for Emerging Jewish Writers, National Foundation for Jewish Culture, 2006
Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Runner-up in Fiction, 2006
Nominated for Sami Rohr Literary Prize, 2006
Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Engagement Grant, Ohio University, May 2004.
Intra-Fraternity Council’s Teacher’s Award, Ohio University May 2003.
Vermont Studio Center Writers Residency, April 1999 & February 2001.
David Dornstein Prize for Emerging Jewish Writers, Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education, 1998.
Kertzer Research Fellow, Arizona State University 1996-97
Creative Writing: the Short Story
Creative Writing Workshop: Nonfiction
Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction
Honors Seminar in Holocaust Literature
Critical Approaches to Fiction
Critical Approaches to Drama
First-Year Composition: The Graphic Novel