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National award-winning author Ilya Kaminsky joins M.F.A. core faculty

Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky is the latest addition to the Randolph College M.F.A. in creative writing program’s core faculty. Kaminsky was born in the former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived in the United States in 1993 when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He is the author of Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press), which won... READ MORE >>

Award-winning poet Paige Lewis joins M.F.A. faculty

Paige Lewis

Paige Lewis, a recipient of the Editor’s Award in Poetry from The Florida Review, is the latest addition to the Randolph College Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing faculty. Lewis, who earned an M.F.A. from Florida State University and has taught creative writing at Purdue University, has had work published in Poetry, American Poetry... READ MORE >>

National Book Award finalist joins M.F.A. visiting faculty

Diana Khoi Nguyen

The Randolph College M.F.A. in Creative Writing program has added yet another accomplished author to its faculty. Diana Khoi Nguyen, a poet and 2018 National Book Award finalist, will join the program as a visiting faculty member for the upcoming winter residency and mentor students in the upcoming semester. Nguyen’s work has appeared in publications... READ MORE >>

Accomplished fiction/non-fiction writer joins M.F.A. core faculty

Anjali Sachdeva (Photo by Becky Thurner Braddock)

Anjali Sachdeva is the newest addition to Randolph College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Her first collection of stories, All the Names They Used for God, was named a must-read book for 2018 by Elle and AM New York.... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program adds another national prize-winning poet to faculty

Rigoberto González

Rigoberto González is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Unpeopled Eden, which won the Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets.... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Sara Beck

Sara Beck

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Psychology professor Sara Beck is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I am originally from Maryland, but I moved to Nashville, Tennessee when I was 17 and stayed there... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Brennan Keegan

Brennan Keegan

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Brennan Keegan, visiting instructor in American culture, is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I grew up outside of Portland, Oregon, and went to the small liberal arts school... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Eun-Kyung Chung

Eun-Kyung Chung

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Visiting dance professor Eun-Kyung Chung is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I am originally from South Korea, where I achieved my M.A. and B.A. in dance at Ewha... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Crystal Howell

Crystal Howell

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Education professor Crystal Howell is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I am from West Virginia—you’ll probably hear me call it Best Virginia—but I’m delighted to be living here... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Daniel Cooper

Daniel Cooper

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Spanish professor Daniel Cooper is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. In 2007, I completed my B.A. at the University of... READ MORE >>