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: Spring 2020

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Camille Bromley is a magazine longform story editor. She edits at the Believer, the Columbia Journalism Review, and formerly at Harper's Magazine. 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

Joseph Fasano is the author of four books of poetry. His work has appeared in The Yale Review, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Tin House, American Poets Magazine, and elsewhere. A winner of the RATTLE Poetry Prize, he has been widely anthologized. 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

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 

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's debut novel, Temporary, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press/Emily Books in March 2020. 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

Mark Rozzo received a B.A. in English from Swarthmore College and was a National Arts Journalism fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2005. 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

Rose Waldman holds an MFA in fiction and literary translation from Columbia University. Her translation of S. An-sky’s Yiddish novel, Pioneers: The First Breach, was published by Syracuse University Press, and Sons and Daughters by Chaim Grade is forthcoming from Knopf. 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