Faculty

Actively engaged at national and international levels in creative and critical research, our teaching faculty offer contemporary approaches to writing and workshopping.

Kevin Kerr

Chair, Associate Professor
Writing
Areas of research & creative activity
Stage, screen, collaborative creation, site-specific theatre, multimedia performance.
Office: FIA 233
Shane Book

Associate Professor
Writing

Areas of research & creative activity
Poetry, filmmaking, screenwriting, fiction, nonfiction, film/literature/visual art/music/dance of the African diaspora, poetics, philosophy, hip hop culture, and more.

Office: FIA 231
Maureen Bradley

Professor
Writing

Areas of research & creative activity
Film production, experimental film, drama, documentary, Canadian and queer media arts.

Office: FIA 250
Deborah Campbell

Associate Professor, Director of Professional Writing
Writing
Areas of research & creative activity
Creative nonfiction, literary journalism, memoir, biography, travel writing.
On leave
Office: FIA 245
Marita Dachsel

Assistant Teaching Professor
Writing
Areas of research & creative activity
Poetry, drama, installations, hybrid genres, fiction.
Office: FIA 223
Diane Dakers

Assistant Teaching Professor
Writing
Areas of research & creative activity
Journalism, media studies, fiction for young adults, nonfiction for children.
Office: FIA 231
Danielle Geller

Assistant Professor
Writing

Areas of research & creative activity
Creative nonfiction, memoir, speculative fiction, documentary studies, archives.

Office: FIA 239
Lee Henderson

Associate Professor
Writing
Areas of research & creative activity
Fiction, creative nonfiction, the graphic novel.
Office: FIA 237
Sean Holman

Associate Professor, Wayne Crookes Professor of Environmental and Climate Journalism
Writing
Areas of research & creative activity
Environmental journalism, investigative journalism, solutions journalism, community building journalism, government and corporate secrecy, freedom of information, and more.
Office: FIA 223
David Leach

Professor, Graduate Advisor
Writing

Areas of research & creative activity
Creative nonfiction, literary journalism, the nonfiction novel, adventure travel, ecological literacy, magazine publishing, teaching with technology, sports writing, interactive narrative, video games, digital storytelling.

Office: FIA 243
Tim Lilburn

Professor
Writing
Areas of research & creative activity
Poetry, the philosophical essay, the ecological essay.
On leave
Office: FIA 229
Kathryn Mockler

Assistant Professor
Writing
Areas of research & creative activity
Short film writing, feature film writing, TV writing, poetry, short fiction, experimental writing, hybrid genres, editing and publishing, climate/eco writing, small press publishing.
Gregory Scofield

Associate Professor
Writing
Areas of research & creative activity
Poetry, memoir.
Office: FIA 223


Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty members enrich and augment the Department's research activities, and graduate and undergraduate teaching and training.

Patti Sonntag

Adjunct Associate Professor
Writing

Areas of research & creative activity
Investigative journalism, collaborative journalism, data journalism, environmental journalism, health journalism, solutions journalism, freedom of information laws, business model innovation, backfielding and copyediting, producing.