Nancy Lord, Adjunct Faculty

Alaskan Nancy Lord brings her life-long passion for the environment and her background in uniting science and the humanities to the Science Writing Program. Among her published books are three collections of short stories and five works of literary nonfiction, including the memoir Fishcamp, the cautionary Beluga Days, and the front-lines story of climate change, Early Warming. In 2016 she edited Made of Salmon, an anthology of essays about salmon and their place in Alaska lives and cultures. In 2017 her “science novel” pH was published; this tells a story in fiction of scientists trying to tell the truth about ocean warming and acidification.

Lord is originally from New Hampshire and holds degrees from Hampshire College (BA in liberal arts) and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA in fiction writing.) She currently teaches creative writing part-time at the Kachemak Bay Campus of the University of Alaska and in the low-residency MFA program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She’s part of the core faculty at the annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference.

Her awards include fellowships from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Rasmuson Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, and a number of artist residencies. Her work has appeared in many magazines, journals, and anthologies, including Best Spiritual Writing. She was honored as Alaska Writer Laureate for 2008-10. Please see her website at for more information.