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, 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 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, 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 2019

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Julie Buntin's debut novel, Marlena, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. A Bread Loaf and MacDowell Fellow, her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Vogue, the New York Times Book Review, and other publications. She is an editor-at-large at Catapult. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Bonnie Chau is the author of the short story collection All Roads Lead to Blood. Her work has appeared in Flaunt, Joyland, Nat. Brut, The Felt, Fence, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from Kundiman, Vermont Studio Center, and the Millay Colony. 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 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

John Haskell’s books include I Am Not Jackson Pollock,  American Purgatorio, Out of My Skin, and The Complete Ballet, a fictional essay. He has written catalogue essays, magazine reviews, and his fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Lucky Peach, Conjunctions, A Public Space, and BOMB. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Will Hunt is the author of Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet. He has written for The Atlantic Monthly, The Atavist, The Guardian, The Economist, The Paris Review Daily, and Discover, among other publications. He is the recipient of several grants and fellowships. 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 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

Jordan Kisner writes for n+1, the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The American Scholar, and other publications. She was awarded the 2016 Pushcart Prize and been included in Best American Essays 2016. Her first book will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in March 2020. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Hilary Leichter's writing has appeared in n+1, The New Yorker, Bookforum, American Short Fiction, The Southern Review, New York Magazine's The Cut, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships from the Folger Shakespeare Library and the New York Foundation for the Arts. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Daniel Magariel's work has appeared in Granta, Lit Hub, Salt Hill, Stop Smiling, Issue Magazine, among others. One of the Boys, his first novel, was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and Amazon Best Book of 2017 and has been optioned for film, with Daniel co-writing the script. 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

Tracy O'Neill is the author of The Hopeful, one of Electric Literature's Best Novels of 2015, and Quotients, forthcoming from Soho Press. In 2015, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize, and was a Narrative Under 30 finalist. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Heather Radke writes for The Believer, The White Review, Longreads, The Paris Review, and other publications. Her first book is forthcoming from Avid Reader.  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 the Fiction Coordinator at The New Yorker. His work has appeared at Newyorker.com, New York Review Daily, Commune, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. full profile