Faculty and Staff

Paul Bone

Mr. Paul Bone

Associate Professor/Creative Writing/English


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 earned his BA from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. After earning his MFA from the University of Arkansas, he taught English in Tokyo, Japan. He currently serves as chair of the Department of Creative Writing at the University of Evansville and is one of the founding editors of Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry.
Robert Griffith

Mr. Robert Griffith

Professor/Creative Writing

Olmsted Hall 416B

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 earned his BA from the University of Tennessee and his MFA 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.
Katie Mullins

Ms. Katie Mullins

Assistant Professor/Creative Writing

Olmsted Hall 416C

Katie Darby Mullins teaches at the University of Evansville. In addition to being nominated for a Pushcart Prize and editing a rock 'n roll crossover edition of the metrical poetry journal Measure, she's been published or has work forthcoming in journals like Hawaii Pacific Review, Harpur Palate, Broad River Review, Big Lucks, The Evansville Review, and she was a semifinalist in the Ropewalk Press Fiction Chapbook competition and in the Casey Shay Press poetry chapbook competition. She's also the lead writer and founder of the music blog Katie Darby Recommends.
Lisa Nikolidakis

Dr. Lisa Nikolidakis

Assistant Professor/Creative Writing

Olmsted Hall 417A

Lisa Nikolidakis is a graduate of Rutgers University (BA and MA) and Florida State University (PhD). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Brevity, Passages North, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Greensboro Review, The Rumpus, [PANK], Hobart, Southern Indiana Review, Necessary Fiction, Harpur Palate, and elsewhere. Her flash fiction won first place in A Room Of Her Own’s Fall 2014 Orlando Prize and appeared in Los Angeles Review. Her essay “Family Traditions” is forthcoming in Best American Essays 2016.
Margaret McMullan

Ms. Margaret McMullan

Professor Emeritus (Retired)

Olmsted Hall 416C

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.


Katherine Martyn

Mrs. Katherine Martyn

Administrative Assistant/English & History
Olmsted Hall 322

Office Phone:

Office E-mail:

Office Location:
Room 416A, Olmsted Administration Hall