Associate Professor
302 Pardee Hall
(610) 330-5235


  • M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin

Vita: She is a fiction writer who has published two novels and two collections of stories.

Teaching interests: creative writing; screenwriting; environmental writing; film and literature; the short story

FAMS courses:

  • ENG 251: Screenwriting
  • ENG 340: Short Narrative Film

Selected publications:

Inside. New York: Knopf, 2012.

Signs and Wonders. New York: Vintage, 2012.

“Stranger Things Have Happened.”

“Midnight, Tuesday.”

Honors: Giller Prize and Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize finalist; Jones Faculty Lecture Award, Lafayette College; McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Fiction, Southwest Review; Alan Collins Fellowship in Fiction, Bread Loaf Writers Conference; inclusion in Best American Non-required Reading, Best American Short Stories, Best New American Voices