Over the past decade our faculty have published books—often award-winning—with major national and international presses such as the University of Chicago Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, Harvard University Press, Duke University Press, University of Massachusetts Press, Southern Illinois University Press and Rutgers University Press, to name only a few.  Our creative writers have received national and international recognition for their work and are regularly invited to do readings in a number of prestigious venues.  The excellence of our faculty has been recognized through a number of awards including multiple awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright Lecturerships, awards from the American Philosophical Society, the Newberry Library, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Mississippi Humanities Center and the Rockefeller Institute in Bellagio, Italy.


Adams, Kate

Ahearn, Barry (American Literature, Poetry, History of Ideas)

Albrecht, Thomas (Director of Graduate Studies)

Bailes, Melissa

Beller, Thomas

Cooley, Peter

Dinerstein, Joel

Johnson, T.R.

Kohler, Michelle (Director of Undergraduate Studies)

Kuczynski, Michael (Department Chair) (504-862-8150;

Lazar, Zachary

Lewis, Nghana

Mark, Rebecca

McKeown, Adam

Oldenburg, Scott

Pizer, Donald

Rothenberg, Molly

Smith, Felipe

Travis, Molly (Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College)

Ward, Jesmyn

White, Ed

Zumhagen-Yekple, Karen


Buhrer, Eliza

Burns, Patricia

Forsyth, Vikki

Godden, Richard

Heil, Jennifer

Heintz, Lauren (Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow)

Holt, Megan

Kracke, Alice

Marks, Laura

Murdock-Hinrichs, Isa

Parziale, Amy (Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow)

Ruch, Alexander

Villa-Ignacio, Teresa

Warren, Kellie

Womack, Anne Marie


Adler, Constance

Halverson, Nathan

Herlong, Madaline

Luke, Michael

Mackman, Whitney

Monier, Christopher

O'Connor, Tom

Tucker, Angela

Van Young, Adrian

Young, Andrea

Visiting Professors

Lightweis-Goff, Jennifer



Ryan, Barbara (Executive Secretary)


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