Full-time Faculty

LTAC Director, Associate Professor, 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 

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, 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 

Associate Professor, 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 newest novel is Hark. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Deborah Paredez is the author of two poetry volumes and a book of critical prose. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Boston Review, 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, 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 2021

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Jon Cotner is the author of two books. He has contributed to The American Reader, The Believer, Boston Review, Harper's and A Public Space. His interactive walks have been presented by Creative Time, Elastic City, Harvard University, the Poetry Society of America and Poets House. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Alex Dimitrov is the author of three books of poems, Love and Other Poems, Together and by Ourselves, and Begging for It. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Joseph Fasano is the author of the novel The Dark Heart of Every Wild Thing and four books of poetry, including Fugue for Other Hands. His honors include the Cider Press Review Book Award and the Rattle Poetry Prize. full profile 

LTAC Coordinator, Writing; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Katrine Øgaard Jensen is a writer and translator from the Danish. She is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, including the 2018 National Translation Award in Poetry. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Crystal Hana Kim’s debut novel If You Leave Me was named a best book of 2018 by multiple outlets. It was longlisted for the Center for Fiction Novel Prize. Her work has appeared in Elle Magazine, Paris Review, Washington Post, and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor at Apogee Journal. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Jean Kyoung Frazier lives in Brooklyn. Pizza Girl is her debut novel. She also writes for television. full profile 

Adjunct Lecturer, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Marie Myung-Ok Lee's novel, The Evening Hero and her young adult novel, Finding my Voice are both forthcoming with Simon & Schuster. Her work has appeared in Atlantic, New York Times, Salon, Guernica, Guardian, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Hilary Leichter is the author of Temporary, shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her writing has appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, n+1, The New Yorker, Conjunctions and The Cut. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Lincoln Michel is the author of the story collection Upright Beasts and the co-editor of the anthologies Tiny Crimes and Tiny Nightmares. His fiction appears in The Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, NOON, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Melody Nixon is a New Zealand-born writer, editor, and scholar. Her lyric essays, criticism, interviews, and short stories have been published in Literary Hub, BOMB, Electric Literature, and Guernica, among others, and her text-based art has been performed and exhibited internationally. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Julia Pierpont is the New York Times bestselling author of Among the Ten Thousand Things, which received the Prix Fitzgerald in France, as well as The Little Book of Feminist Saints. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

John Vincler currently writes a column on painting for The Paris Review. He is at work on a book-length project on the poetics of cloth as subject and medium in art. He is the Visual Culture Editor at Music & Literature and worked for the last decade as a rare-book librarian. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Asiya Wadud is the author of Crosslight for Youngbird, day pulls down the sky/ a filament in gold leaf (written with Okwui Okpokwasili), Syncope and No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body. full profile 

Part-time Lecturer, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Chris Wolfe '18 is a military veteran and writer whose work has been featured in the BOMB Magazine, Guernica, The New York Times Magazine, and two anthologies. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Samantha Zighelboim is the author of The Fat Sonnets. Her poems, translations, and essays have appeared in POETRY, Boston Review, The Guardian, and elsewhere. She also teaches at The New School, and Rutgers University. full profile