Faculty and Staff
Dr. Robert Griffith
Olmsted Hall, Room 416B
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Rob Griffith is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: The Devil in the Milk (Kelsay Books, 2017); The Moon from Every Window (David Robert Books, 2011), which was nominated for the 2013 Poets' Prize; and A Matinee in Plato's Cave, winner of the 2009 Best Book of Indiana Award. His work has also appeared in magazines and journals such as Poetry, First Things, River Styx, The North American Review, PN 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 Director of the University of Evansville Press, one of the founding co-editors of Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry, and Chair of the Creative Writing Department.
Mrs. Katie Mullins
Assistant Professor/Creative Writing
Olmsted Hall, Room 416C
Katie Darby Mullins has been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net twice. She is the associate editor of metrical poetry journal Measure, and she's been published or has work forthcoming in journals like The Rumpus, Hawaii Pacific Review, BOAAT Press, Harpur Palate, Prime Number, Big Lucks, Pithead Chapel, and she was a semifinalist in the Ropewalk Press Fiction Chapbook competition and in the Casey Shay Press poetry chapbook competition.
Dr. Lisa Nikolidakis
Associate Professor/Creative Writing
Olmsted Hall, Room 417A
Ms. Margaret McMullan
Professor Emeritus (Retired)
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.
Mrs. Michelle Lehman
Administrative Assistant/English & History
Olmsted Hall, Room OH 322