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Randolph M.F.A. welcomes more acclaimed writers to guest faculty

Randolph MFA sign

Randolph’s Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program has added three more esteemed authors to its already stellar guest faculty for the spring 2020 semester. The three new additions are: Eloisa Amezcua (poetry) Amezcua’s debut collection, From the Inside Quietly, was selected by Ada Limón as the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize (Shelterbelt... READ MORE >>

Meet the faculty: A Q&A with art professor Chris Cohen

Chris Cohen

Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is underway, and several new faces have joined the faculty. Art professor Chris Cohen is one of the newest additions to the faculty, but he is no stranger to Randolph:  Where are you originally from and what is your career/educational background? Tough question. I was a military brat for the... READ MORE >>

Meet the faculty: A Q&A with political science professor Aaron Shreve

Aaron Shreve

Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is officially underway, and several new faces have joined the faculty. After serving as a visiting faculty member the previous two years, political science professor Aaron Shreve is one of the new permanent additions this fall: Where are you originally from and what is your career/educational background? I was born... READ MORE >>

Meet the faculty: a Q&A with new history professor Selda Altan

Selda Altan

Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is underway, and several new faces have joined the faculty. History professor Selda Altan is one of the new additions: Where are you originally from and what is your career/educational background? I am originally from Istanbul, Turkey. I received my undergraduate degree in history and sociology at Bogazici University, Istanbul.... READ MORE >>

Meet the faculty: A Q&A with new history professor Chelsea Berry

Chelsea Berry

My goal in lecture is to pull students in to our exploration of the week. I know I’ve succeeded when students are so engaged that they start asking questions of their own.... READ MORE >>

Meet the faculty: A Q&A with new economics and business professor ATM Sayfuddin

ATM Sayfuddin

Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is officially underway, and several new faces have joined the faculty. Economics and business professor ATM Sayfuddin is one of the new additions: Where are you originally from and what is your career/educational background? I am originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I completed a bachelor’s degree in public administration at the... READ MORE >>

Marwa Helal joins M.F.A. faculty for summer residency 

Marwa Helal (photo by Sean D. Henry-Smith)

Poet and nonfiction author Marwa Helal is joining Randolph’s Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program at Randolph College as a guest member of the faculty. She will teach poetry and creative nonfiction courses during the upcoming summer residency.  Helal is the author of Invasive Species (Nightboat Books, 2019) and winner of BOMB Magazine’s Biennial 2016 Poetry... READ MORE >>

Award-winning novelist Maurice Carlos Ruffin joins M.F.A. core faculty

Maurice Carlos Ruffin (photo by Clare Welsh)

Fiction/non-fiction writer Maurice Carlos Ruffin, who is a recipient of the Iowa Review Award and winner of the William Faulkner-William Wisdom competition, is the newest addition to the core faculty of Randolph’s M.F.A. in creative writing program. Ruffin’s novel, We Cast a Shadow, was one of the most anticipated books of 2019, and has been praised by The New... READ MORE >>

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 >>