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Core Faculty

Kendall Dunkelberg, Director of Creative Writing
M.A. & Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Texas - Austin
B.A. in English/Creative Writing, Knox College
PoetryLandscapes and Architectures, Time Capsules, and Barrier Island Suite
TranslationHercules, Richelieu, and Nostradamus
TextbookA Writer's Craft: Multi-Genre Creative Writing (forthcoming 2017)

Kris Lee
M.F.A. in Playwriting/Creative Writing, Spalding University
M.Ed. in Secondary Education, Mississippi State University
B.A. in Communication and Theatre, Mississippi State University
Drama: Loose Hog (Tennessee Williams Award) On How to Accommodate Marlo's Frying Pan (Algonquin/ITAP Award), Daughters, The Problem with Peter, and The Breeze Bends the Grass.

Mary Miller
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Texas at Austin
M.A. in English, University of Southern Mississippi
B.A. in Psychology, Mississippi State University
Fiction: The Last Days of California, Sweet King Jesus, Big World, and Less Shiny.

Visiting Faculty

Fall 2017
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Randall Horton
Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing, State University of New York Albany
MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry, Chicago State University
BA in English, University of the District of Columbia
Poetry: Pitch Dark Anarchy, The Lingua Franca of Ninth Street, and The Definition of Place
Nonfiction: Hook: A Memoir and Roxbury

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Nicole Lavalais Martinez
Ph.D. in English, University of Illinois at Chicago
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Chicago State University
B.S. in Psychology, Florida A & M University
FictionSummer of the Cicadas

Diana Spechler
M.F.A. in Fiction, University of Montana
B.A. in Creative Writing and Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder
Fiction: Skinny and Who By Fire

Summer 2017
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Paulette Boudreaux
M.F.A. in English, Mills College
B.A. in Journalism, Northeaster College

Spring 2017

T. R Hummer
Ph.D. in American Literature/Creative Writing, University of Utah
M.A. on English/Creative Writing, University of Southern Mississippi/Center for Writers
B.A. in English/Philosophy, University of Southern Mississippi
Poetry: Skandalon, Urn, Ephemeron, Bluegrass Wasteland, The Infinity Sessions, Useless Virtues, Walt Whitman In Hell, The 18,000-Ton Olympic Dream, Lower-Class Heresy, The Passion Of The Right-Angled Man, The Angelic Orders, and Translation Of Light
EssaysThe Muse In The Machine and Available Surfaces

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Crystal Wilkinson
MFA in Creative Writing, Spalding University
BA Eastern Kentucky University
Fiction: The Birds of Opulence, Water Street, and Blackberries, Blackberries

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Allen Wier
M.F.A in Creative Writing, Bowling Green University 
M.A. in English, Louisiana State University
B.A. in English, Baylor University (English--philosophy minor)
FictionThings About to Disappear, Blanco, Departing as Air, A Place for Outlaws, and Tehano.

Moira Crone M.A. in Writing, Johns Hopkins University B.A. in English, Smith College
Fiction: The Ice Garden, The Not Yet, What Gets Into Us, Dream State, A Period of Confinement, The Winnebago Mysteries and Other Stories, and The Life of Lucy Fern.

Shayla Lawson
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Indiana University
B.Arch. in Architecture, University of Kentucky
Poetry: A Speed Education in Human Being

Current MUW Languages, Literature, and Philosophy faculty may also teach in the new MFA program. As they are approved by Graduate Council and assigned to specific courses, they will be added to this list. In the meantime, you can see their specialties on our department's faculty list.