Sarah Gerkensmeyer (Lecturer): MFA, fiction, Cornell University; stories have appeared (or will soon appear) in Hayden’s Ferry ReviewThe Cream City ReviewSonora Review,North Dakota QuarterlyThe Nebraska Review, and elsewhere. Received scholarship from the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference Teaches creative writing, freshman composition, and introductory literature courses.

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Susan Lord (Lecturer): M.A. SUNY-Fredonia; teaches introduction to creative writing, novels and tales, and other introductory literature courses.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Associate Professor): MFA, poetry & creative non-fiction, The Ohio State University; teaches Advanced and Intermediate Poetry workshops, Intro to Creative Writing, Environmental Lit, and Myth and Symbol;  awarded SUNY-Fredonia’s Hagan Young Scholar Award and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities; winner of a 2009 NEA Fellowship and the Pushcart Prize; author of the poetry collections, Miracle Fruit and At the Drive-In Volcano. Her writings are included in several anthologies and textbooks including Creative Writing in Brief (Bedford St. Martins), and journals such as American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and Black Warrior Review.

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Dustin Parsons (Assistant Professor): M.A., Kansas State University; MFA Bowling Green State University; a former creative non-fiction editor for the Mid-American Review, he has published his stories and poems in Southeast Review, Portland Review, Blue Earth Review, and South Dakota Review. He teaches Advanced and Intermediate Fiction workshops, Intro to Creative Writing, Novels and Tales, and classes in American Studies. Research interests include contemporary American short fiction, American Studies, and the novel.

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James T. Stevens (Associate Professor/Coordinator of American Indian Studies): (on leave AY 2009-10 while teaching at the Institute of American Indian Arts); MFA, Brown Univeristy; author of three full-length collections (Combing the Snakes from His Hair, Bridge Dead in the Water, and Tokinish), and several poetry chapbooks. Stevens was also awarded a prestigious Whiting Award and was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Publications include several anthologies and in literary journals such as Blue Mesa Review, The Poker, and Studies in American Indian Literature. His research interests include Native American Studies, Gender Studies/Queer Theory, Poetics and Post-Colonial Literatures.

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