Faculty and Staff
Dr. William Baer
Olmsted Hall 330
William Baer, the author of sixteen books, has been the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a Fulbright in Portugal, a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, and the Jack Nicholson Screenwriting Award.| A graduate of Rutgers (B.A.), New York University (M.A.), and the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars (M.A.), he also studied at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema (M.A.) and received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, under the direction of James Dickey. Dr. Baer was the founding editor of The Formalist: A Journal of Metrical Poetry (1990-2004), and his various plays have been produced in New York City, Chicago, and many other parts of the country, having won The James K. Wilson Playwriting Award and the New Works of Merit National Playwriting Competition. His published books include: The Unfortunates (recipient of the T.S. Eliot Prize); 'Borges' and Other Sonnets (recipient of the X.J. Kennedy Prize); Classic American Films: Conversations with the Screenwriters; Luís de Camões: Selected Sonnets; Writing Metrical Poetry; Elia Kazan: Interviews, and Conversations with Derek Walcott
Mr. Paul Bone
Dept. Chair/Creative Writing
Olmsted Hall 322
Paul Bone is the author of Momentary Vision of the Assistant Meteorologist, which won the 2004 Uccelli Chapbook Prize. His poems, reviews, creative nonfiction, and radio essays have been published in| The Cream City Review, The Cimarron Review, The Iron Horse Literary Review, The Evansville Review, Tupelo Press, Catalyst Books, and National Public Radio. Professor Bone received his B.A. from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. After receiving his M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas, he taught English in Tokyo, Japan. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of English at the University of Evansville and is one of the founding editors of Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry.
Dr. Robert Griffith
Olmsted Hall 323
Rob Griffith is the author of three collections of poetry: A Matinee in Plato's Cave, winner of the 2009 Best Book of Indiana Award; Poisoning Caesar; and Necessary Alchemy, winner of| Middle Tennessee University's Chapbook Prize. His work has appeared in magazines and journals such as Poetry, First Things, River Styx, The North American Review, The Sewanee Theological Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Oxford American, among many others. He has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes and has received numerous awards, including the ACM Literary Award for Poetry, The University of the South's Tennessee Williams Scholarship for Poetry, Colgate University's Chenango Valley Scholarship for Poetry, the Felix Christopher McKean Award for Poetry, and the Lily Peter Fellowship for Poetry. Professor Griffith received his B.A. from the University of Tennessee and his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas, and in 2005, Professor Griffith was awarded the University of Evansville's Outstanding Professor Award. He is the Associate Director of the University of Evansville Press, the Director of the Harlaxton Summer Writing Program, and one of the founding co-editors of Measure: An Annual Review of Formal Poetry. He teaches creative writing, world literature, world cultures, and American literature.
Ms. Margaret McMullan
Olmsted Hall 328
Margaret McMullan is the author of six award-winning novels, and the recipient of a 2010 NEA Fellowship in literature and a 2010 Fulbright at the University of Pécs in Pécs, Hungary. She was the National Author Winner of the 2011 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, and she is currently the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing.| Her novels include In My Mother's House, a Pen/Faulkner nominee; Cashay, a Chicago Public Library 2009 Teen Book Selection; and When I Crossed No-Bob, a 2008 Parents' Choice Silver Honor, a 2007 School Library Journal Best Book, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, a Booklist 2009 Best Book For Young Adults, and a 2011 Mississippi Center for the Book selection at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Both When I Crossed No-Bob and How I Found the Strong won the Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for Best Fiction (in 2004 and 2008), the Indiana Best Young Adult Book (in 2005 and 2008), and they are both New York Public Library A-List Books for Teens. How I Found the Strong was also named an American Library Association 2005 Notable Social Studies Book, and a Booklist's Top Ten First Novel for Youth. Margaret’s latest book, Sources of Light is an American Library Association 2011 Best Book for Young Adults, a Best 2011 Book of Indiana, and a Chicago Public Library Teen Selection.
Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Ploughshares, Southern Accents, TriQuarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, StorySouth, National Geographic for Kids, and The Sun among several other journals and anthologies such as Christmas Stories from the South's Best Writers. A 2007 Eudora Welty Visiting Writer at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, Margaret has taught on the summer faculty at the Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference in Southampton, New York, at the Eastern Kentucky University Low-Residency MFA Program, and at the University of Southern Indiana’s Summer and Winter Ropewalk Writers Retreat.