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Meet Our Faculty

Each MFA course in Creative Writing is taught by an award-winning poet, essayist, or fiction writer, all with an extensive body of published work, who agree upon the same professional principles of running an MFA Program. 

We view our aesthetic diversity as a strength of the program. Students will find a varied and informative approach to the writing process from each writer with whom they study. What remains common practice is our willingness to privilege the manuscript dialogue. It is not unusual for members of the MFA faculty to have book consultations with a student over a two or three-year period.

Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty (Fall 2023)

Sandra AlcosserSandra Alcosser, Poetry
Director (Spring)
Office: AL-219
Email:  [email protected]

Stephen-Paul MartinStephen-Paul Martin, Fiction
Director (Fall)
Office: AL-253
Email: [email protected]

Lashon DaleyLashon Daley, Fiction
Office: AL-217
Email: [email protected]

Matt de la PeñaMatt de la Peña, Fiction
Office: AL-213
Email: [email protected]

Blas FalconerBlas Falconer, Poetry
Office: AL-270
Email: [email protected]


Visiting Faculty (Fall 2023)

Uri Bar-onUri Bar-on
Office: AL-215
Email: [email protected]

Maya Tevet DayanMaya Tevet Dayan
Office: AL-211
Email: [email protected]