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Essay and Opinion Faculty
Ryan Britt has published fiction and nonfiction in Nerve, Opium Magazine, Soon Quarterly, The Rumpus, Clarkesworld Magazine, The New Inquiry, and Mr. Beller's Neighborhood.  His plays and performances have been seen at numerous venues, and he blogs for Tor.com. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Humor Writing   Memoir Writing  
Kelly Caldwell has written for New York Newsday, House Beautiful, Time Out New York, The Writer, The Huffington Post,  and others. One of her essays was named a Notable Essay by the editors of the Best American Essays series and anthologized in If These Walls Could Talk: Thoughts of Home. She is also the associate dean of faculty at Gotham Writers' Workshop.  She holds a BJ from the University of Missouri and an MS from Columbia University. Also Teaches:  Article Writing   Memoir Writing  
Ken Derry is the deputy editor of Yankees Magazine, the magazine of the New York Yankees. He has written articles for the New York Times, ESPN.com, Outside, Sports Illustrated, Runner’s World, Bicycling, AM New York, the Times of Trenton, Blue, the Rough Guides, and Shecky’s Nightlife Guides. He holds a BA from Old Dominion University and an MFA in Fiction from the New School.   Also Teaches:  Article Writing   Creative Writing 101  
James Bernard Frost  is the author of the novels A Very Minor Prophet (Hawthorne Books) and World Leader Pretend (St. Martin’s Press), and the travel guide The Artichoke Trail (Hunter Publishing), which won the Lowell Thomas Bronze Award for Best Travel Guide. His articles and essays have appeared in The Nervous Breakdown, Role/Reboot, Trachodon Magazine, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the Farallon Review. He has been a contributor to the San Francisco Examiner and Wired Online, where he wrote food, travel, and culture reviews. He holds a BS from Santa Clara University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco.
Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101  
Shahnaz Habib has published fiction and nonfiction in the anthologies Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers (Random House) and 21 Under 40 (Zubaan). She is a regular contributor to the New Yorker online, the Guardian blogs, and Of Note magazine. She holds a BA from Mahatma Gandhi University, and MA in English Literature from the University of Delhi, and an MA in Media Studies from the New School. Also Teaches:  Memoir Writing  
Jonathan Mandell has written articles for a wide variety of newspapers, magazines and websites, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Esquire, New York, ArtNews, Good Housekeeping, Reader's Digest, Disney.com, and TheFasterTimes.com. He has served as editor-in-chief of GothamGazette.com, NYC editor of Culturemob, producer for CBSNews.com and CNN.com, and as a staff writer for Newsday and the New York Daily News. He has taught at the Columbia School of Journalism. He holds a BA from Yale and an MA in American Studies from Columbia University. Also Teaches:  Nonfiction 101  
Melissa Petro has published nonfiction in New York Magazine, Poets & Writers, Salon, Daily Beast, Narratively, Jezebel, xoJane, Frisky, The Fix, and Rumpus. She is the editor of two anthologies: Pros(e): Writings by Individuals with Experiences in the Sex Industries and Corner Stories: Writings by the Washington Heights CORNER Project Community. She holds a BA from Antioch, an MS in Education from Fordham, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the New School.  Also Teaches:  Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction   Memoir Writing   Personal Essay Writing   Prompt-a-thon   Write-In  
Heather Wood Rudulph is the co-founder and editor of the website Sexy Feminist, and co-author of the nonfiction book Sexy Feminism  (Mariner Books). She has published articles and essays for Seventeen, Elle, Glamour, Details, the Los Angeles Daily News,the Chicago Sun-Times, Salon, and the Huffington Post. She holds a BS from Syracuse University.  Also Teaches:  Nonfiction 101  
David Seigerman is co-author of the nonfiction book Take Your Eye Off the Ball  (Triumph Books). He has served as managing editor of College Sports Television as well as a field producer at CNN-Sports Illustrated, senior writer at College Sports Magazine, and sports reporter/columnist at Newsday and the Jackson Sun. His freelance work has appeared on ESPN and in many newspapers and magazines. He co-produced and co-wrote the documentary film, The Warrior Ethos: The Experience and Tradition of Boxing at West Point. He holds a BA from Ithaca College. Also Teaches:  Documentary Films  
Steven James Snyder has written articles for USA Today, Newsday, the Newark Star-Ledger, L Magazine, the Villager, and Art Forum. He has served as associate editor at Time magazine, film critic for the New York Sun, arts reviewer with Downtown Express Collider, film editor for SOMA magazine, and is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle. He holds a BS from the University of Minnesota and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University. Also Teaches:  Article Writing   Nonfiction 101  
Cullen Thomas is the author of the memoir Brother One Cell (Viking). His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Salon, World Hum, Current Biography, and Penthouse. He holds a BA from Binghamton University. Also Teaches:  Memoir Writing   Personal Essay Writing   True Story: Creative Nonfiction   Unbound: Creative Writing  

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