As one of the longest-running creative writing MFA programs in the country, our Writing, Literature and Publishing Department has attracted an industry-active faculty that offers a diverse range of perspectives and expertise.

Our creative writing faculty are all actively writing and publishing in their respective genres. Recent faculty accolades include:

  • Pulitzer Prize in Biography and Memoir
  • Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts
  • Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts
  • Fiction Honors from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association
  • Massachusetts Book Award in Nonfiction

Meet Your Program Director

Your Graduate Program Director, Mako Yoshikawa, will serve as your primary faculty advisor, guiding you on course selection to ensure that you will achieve your learning objectives and satisfy the program requirements. You will also receive program and department news from your program director along with any on- and off-campus opportunities that might be of interest to you.

Creative Writing Faculty

Literature and Teaching College Composition Faculty

Publishing Faculty