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 2022

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

Halle Butler is the author of two novels, Jillian and The New Me. She was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists and is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Frances Cha is from South Korea and author of the novel If I Had Your Face (Ballantine, 2020). Her children’s book The Goblin Twins, set in Korea and New York, is forthcoming from Crown in 2023. full profile 

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

Dennard Dayle's writing appears in The New Yorker, Clarkesworld, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Elizabeth Greenwood is the author of Love Lockdown: Dating, Sex, and Marriage in America's Prison System and Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud. full profile 

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

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Joss Lake is a trans writer and educator based in New York whose work has been supported by Queens Council of the Arts, Women and Performance Studies Collective, NYFA, the Watermill Center, and Columbia University. He runs a literary sauna series called Trans at Rest. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Hilary is the author of the novel Temporary. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, The New York Times, and elsewhere. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Patricia Marx is a staff writer for the New Yorker and a former writer for Saturday Night Live and Rugrats. She's written two novels, a children’s book, and her latest book is You Can Only Yell At Me for One Thing At A Time: Rules for Couples. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Mallika Rao is an award-winning writer of nonfiction. Her byline appears frequently at Believer Magazine, New York Magazine, the New York Times, and other places. She is an experienced teacher of writing in the New York City area. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Mayukh Sen is the author of Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America (2021). He has won a James Beard and IACP Award for his writing, and his work has been anthologized in two editions of The Best American Food Writing. 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

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

James Yeh is a writer, editor, and journalist. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, NOON, VICE, and Harper’s, and is forthcoming in The Drift. He works as the reviews editor at The Believer. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Samantha Zighelboim is the author of The Fat Sonnets and co-translator of Equestrian Monuments by Luis Chaves. She teaches writing at Columbia University, Parsons School of Design, and The New School. full profile