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: Fall 2021

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

Bonnie Chau is the author of the short story collection All Roads Lead to Blood (2018). She previously worked in independent bookstores and at 826LA and Poets & Writers, and is currently an editor at Public Books. 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

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

Carlie Hoffman is the author of This Alaska (Four Way Books, 2021). Her second book is forthcoming with Four Way Books in 2023. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Crystal Hana Kim is the author of If You Leave Me, named a best book of 2018 by over ten publications. She was a 2021 Jerome Hill Artist Finalist and a 2017 PEN America Dau Short Story Prize winner. 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 Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Hilary is the author of the novel Temporary. Her writing has appeared in n+1, The New Yorker, Harper's, The New York Times, and Conjunctions. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Profesor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Alicia Mountain is the author of High Ground Coward, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize. Her next collection, Four in Hand will be published by BOA Editions in early 2023. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Mark Rozzo is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the author of a book about 1960s Los Angeles, out in '22. 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

David S. Wallace is a writer and a fiction editor at The New Yorker. His work has appeared at Newyorker.com, The Nation, The Baffler, New York Review Daily, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Profesor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Madeleine Watts is the author of the novella 'Afraid of Waking It' and the novel, The Inland Sea. Her work has appeared in The Believer, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. 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