Elise Levine, Program Director, Sr. Lecturer
Elise Levine is Director of the Writing and Science Writing programs. She is the author of two novels, Blue Field and Requests and Dedications, and the story collection Driving Men Mad. Her fiction, personal essays, and poems have also appeared in publications including Ploughshares, Gettysburg Review, Blackbird, and Best Canadian Stories, among many others. Originally from Toronto, she is the recipient of a Canadian National Magazine Award for fiction, as well as awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council, as well as fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, among others.
She has previously taught literature and creative writing most recently at American University in Washington, DC, and Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.