Full-time Faculty

Associate Professor, LTAC Director, Writing

Susan Bernofsky’s translations include fiction by Swiss-German modernist Robert Walser, as well as novels and poetry by Jenny Erpenbeck, Yoko Tawada, Gregor von Rezzori, Uljana Wolf and others. full profile 

Chair, 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 The Uses of Enchantment and The Effect of Living Backwards, both New York Times Notable Books, and The Mineral Palace, a finalist for the Young Lions Literary Award. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, McSweeney’s, New York Times, Vogue, and others. 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 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Sam Lipsyte is the author of five books, and twice the recipient of the New York Times Notable Book Award. His fiction has appeared in The Quarterly, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Noon, Tin House, n+1, Harper's, McSweeney's, Playboy, and others. He was a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow. 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 2017

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Alex Abramovich is the author of Cinderella Story: Notes on Contemporary Culture (2002) and Bullies: A Friendship (2016). He's currently at work on a history of rock and roll.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Rebecca Curtis received a BA from Pomona College, an MA in English from New York University, and an MFA from Syracuse University. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Annie DeWitt it a novelist, short story writer and essayist. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Ru Freeman’s creative and political writing has appeared internationally. She is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2009) and On Sal Mal Lane (Graywolf, 2013), a New York Times Editor's Choice Book. 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

Sam Graham-Felsen is the author of the novel Green (Random House, 1/18). His nonfiction writing has appeared in The Nation, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, the Guardian, Mother Jones, and elsewhere. He was the chief blogger on Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. 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).  Her essays, profiles, and criticism have appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, O, the Oprah Magazine, Rhapsody, The Believer, The New Inquiry, Poets &am full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Porochista Khakpour is the author of the forthcoming memoir Sick (Harper Perennial), and the novels The Last Illusion (Bloomsbury, 2014)—a 2014 "Best Book of the Year" according to NPR, Kirkus, Buzzfeed, Popmatters, Electric Literature, and more — and Sons and Other Flammable Objects (Grove, 2007)—t full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Carey McHugh‘s poems have appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast and Tin House, among others. Her chapbook Original Instructions for the Perfect Preservation of Birds &c. was selected by Ray Armantrout for the Poetry Society of America’s 2008 New York Chapbook Fellowship. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Camille Rankine is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses, was published in 2016 by Copper Canyon Press. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Kent Russell is a writer from Miami. His writing has appeared in Harper's, The New Republic, GQ, the New York Times Magazine, ESPN the Magazine, n+1, Tin House, and other publications. He is working on books about pilgrimage and Florida, respectively. full profile