Ian Stansel

Associate Professor


Ian Stansel (Director of Creative Writing) is the author of a novel, The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017), named a best book of the year by Amazon, and a collection of stories, Everybody's Irish (FiveChapters 2013), a finalist for the PEN/Bingham prize for debut fiction. His short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, Bennington Review, Joyland, Ecotone, Cincinnati Review, and Antioch Review, among others. His nonfiction has appeared in Poets & Writers, CutBank, Salon and elsewhere. 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 he was the editor of Gulf Coast.