Literary Arts faculty members are practicing writers who are active in the worlds of publishing, editing, translation, web-based film and production, and scholarship.   They work with undergraduate students and with graduate students who are seeking the MFA degree, offering genre-specific and multidisciplinary writing workshops, reading and writing courses, and special topics seminars.   Literary Arts faculty members also serve as advisors for undergraduate honors theses and for MFA theses.

To learn more about individual faculty members, please click on faculty name.  


Lori Baker

John Cayley

Colin Channer

Andrew Colarusso

Kate Colby

Laura Colella

Mónica de la Torre

Thalia Field

Laird Hunt

Karan Mahajan

Carole Maso

Erica Mena

Rick Moody

Sawako Nakayasu

Gale Nelson 

Eleni Sikelianos

Cole Swensen