Ian Stansel

Assistant Professor

Contact Information


Ian Stansel is the author of the short story collection Everybody’s Irish (Five Chapters Books), a finalist for the PEN/Bingham prize for debut fiction. His fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Ploughshares, Joyland, Ecotone, Cincinnati Review, and Antioch Review, as well as in several anthologies. His nonfiction has appeared in CutBank, Salon and The Good Men Project. He holds an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston, where his critical work focused on the 20th Century and contemporary American novel.

Courses Taught

Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. The writing of poetry, fiction, and drama; analysis of professional writings. Class discussion and individual conferences.
Prerequisite: ENGL 202. Note: Schedule of Courses indicates sections devoted to poetry, fiction, and drama respectively. Each section focuses on the writing of either fiction or poetry or drama; analysis of professional technique and of student writing. Class discussion and individual conferences.
Prerequisite: ENGL 305 or 403 or consent of instructor. Concentration on a given form.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing. Introduction to the theory, research, and practice that informs the effective teaching of creative writing.

Educational Background

M.F.A., Iowa Writers' Workshop; Ph.D., University of Houston

Research Interests

Creative writing: short fiction, the novella, creative nonfiction; the American novel; fiction of the suburbs; literature of horses.