Full-time Faculty

Associate Professor, LTAC Director, Writing

Susan Bernofsky’s much-lauded translations include works by Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser as well as Jenny Erpenbeck, Yoko Tawada, Hermann Hesse, Franz Kafka, and others. full profile 

Associate Professor, Writing

Timothy Donnelly is the author of Eine Lebenszeit, The Cloud Corporation, winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize, and others. His poems have appeared in Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice , Writing

Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic. She has been a staff writer for The New York Times and Newsweek; her essays have appeared in New York Magazine, Vogue, Harper’s and others. Margo's recent memoir, Negroland, received the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award. full profile 

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Writing

Heidi Julavits is the author of four novels, most recently, of the New York Times Notable book, The Folded Clock: A Diary. With Sheila Heti and Leanne Shapton, she edited the bestselling Women in Clothes. She’s a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a founding editor of The Believer magazine. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Lasky is the author of five books of poetry and several chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Boston Review, and others. She is the co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry and is a Bagley Wright Lecturer on Poetry. full profile 

Chair, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Sam Lipsyte is the author of five books. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and Best American Short Stories. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the Believer Book Award. His next novel is Hark. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Deborah Paredez is the author of a poetry collection and a critical study. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Boston Review, Poetry, and others. She is the co-founder of CantoMundo, a national organization dedicated to Latina/o poets and poetry. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Director of Pedagogy, Writing

Alan Ziegler has written numerous books. He has received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, PEN Syndicated Fiction, National Endowment for the Arts, Columbia’s Presidential Teaching Award, and others. He chaired the Writing Program from 2001-2006; he is Director of Pedagogy. full profile 

Adjunct Faculty: Spring 2018

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Kathleen Alcott is the author of two novels. Her short story "Reputation Management" was shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review of Books, ZYZZYVA, and The Bennington Review. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Anelise Chen is the author of So Many Olympic Exertions (Kaya Press 2017), an experimental novel that blends elements of sportswriting, memoir, and self help. She received a BA in English from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Fiction from NYU. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Patty Yumi Cottrell is the author of Sorry to Disrupt the Peace (McSweeney's). Her work has appeared in The White Review, Hazlitt, Buzzfeed, Vice, Bomb, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Diana Marie Delgado is the author of “Late Night Talks with Men I Think I Trust” (Center for Book Arts, 2015). She is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow in Poetry. She holds a BA in Poetry from UC Riverside and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Alex Dimitrov is the author of two books of poems and a chapbook. His poems have appeared in Poetry, the New York Times, and American Poetry Review. He's the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in New York City, and the former Senior Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Anaïs Duplan is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016) and a chapbook, Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Joseph Fasano is the author of three books of poetry. His work has appeared in The Yale Review, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Tin House, American Poets Magazine, and elsewhere. A winner of the RATTLE Poetry Prize, he has been widely anthologized. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Sarah Gerard is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State, a New York Times critics’ choice, the novel Binary Star, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times first fiction prize, and two chapbooks. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Emily Gould is the author of Friendship and And The Heart Says Whatever. With Ruth Curry, she runs Emily Books, an imprint of Coffee House Press that is also an online feminist bookstore. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Elizabeth Greenwood is the author of the nonfiction book Playing Dead: A Journey through the World of Death Fraud (Simon & Schuster). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Hermione worked as an editor and writer on the Observer’s New Review section before moving to New York in 2010. She writes about culture, especially books, for the Guardian, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the TLS and others. Her debut novel, Neon in Daylight, is published by Catapult. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Elianna Kan is a translator, writer, and editor. She began her publishing career at Picador and as Senior Editor of The American Reader where she edited literature in translation. full profile 

Adjunct Lecturer, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Marie Myung-Ok Lee is an acclaimed Korean-American writer and author of the novel Somebody's Daughter. Her next novel, on the future of medicine, is forthcoming with Simon & Schuster. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Hilary Leichter's writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Guernica, n+1, The Southern Review, American Short Fiction, BOMB Magazine, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from The Edward F. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Marni Ludwig is the author of Pinwheel, selected by Jean Valentine for the 2012 New Issues Poetry Prize and Little Box of Cotton and Lightning, chosen by Susan Howe for a 2011 Poetry Society of America Chapbook fellowship. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

John Vincler has been a rare book librarian for more than a decade. He writes about artists’ books, contemporary art, literature, and archives and rare books for various publications. He is at work on a book-length project on the poetics of cloth as subject and medium in art. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Kate Zambreno is the author of several books, most recently Book of Mutter (Semiotext(e)'s Native Agents). full profile