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Nonfiction 101 Faculty
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the co-founder and editor of the website Sexy Feminist, and co-author of the nonfiction book Sexy Feminism  (Mariner Books) and author of the nonfiction books Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted  (Simon & Schuster) and  Why? Because We Still Like You (Grand Central Publishing). She served as senior writer for Entertainment Weekly, and she has written for Glamour, Salon, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Writer’s Digest, Fast Company, and New York‘s Vulture, as well as numerous daily newspapers. Her work is included in the anthologies Altared and Coffee At Luke's. She holds a BS from Northwestern University. Also Teaches:  Article Writing   Creative Writing 101  
Carole Bugge is the author of the novels The Star of India, (re-released by Titan Press), The Haunting of Torre Abbey (St. Martin's Press), as well as Who Killed Blanche Dubois?, Who Killed Dorian Gray?, Who Killed Mona Lisa? (all with Berkely Prime Crime for the Claire Rawlings mystery series), and, under the pen name C.E. Lawrence, Silent Screams, Silent VictimSilent Kills, and Silent Slaughter (a thriller series from Kensington Publishing). Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies from St. Martin’s Press, Doubleday, and the Mystery Writers of America. Her plays and musicals have been presented regionally and in New York City. She has taught at NYU, Duke University, the Royal Court Repertory Theatre, and the American Comedy Institute. Carole holds a BA from Duke University. 
  Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Fiction Writing   Mystery 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   Essay and Opinion   Memoir Writing  
Janet Flora has published nonfiction in Yalabusha Review, Willow Review, Health Magazine, Salon News, Dramatics, Dan's Papers, and Makeup Artist Magazine, and she served as nonfiction editor of LIT. Her short fiction has been published in NDQ, New Orleans Review, and Hawaii Pacific Review. She has taught at NYU and the School of Visual Arts. She holds a BA from City University, Richmond College, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the New School University. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101  
Meredith Franco Meyers has held editorial positions at Ladiesí Home Journal, Fitness, Lifetime and iVillage. Her articles have been published in Self, Modern Bride, InStyle Specials, Bridal Guide, and Time Out New York. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Writing from The New School. Also Teaches:  Article Writing  
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  
Patty Lamberti has served as an editor with Playboy, Latina, and Lifetime online. She has written nonfiction for Maxim, New York Metro, the New York Post, the Chicago Tribune, and Satisfaction. She has taught at the University of Illinois. She holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MA in Writing from the University of Illinois. Also Teaches:  Article 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:  Article Writing   Essay and Opinion  
Fran McNulty is the co-author of the nonfiction book Powerplay (Simon & Schuster). She has written features and food reviews for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, New York, The Nation, Barrons, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, the Boston Globe, and New York Woman. She has taught at City University of New York and William Paterson College. She holds a BA from Harvard. Also Teaches:  Food Writing   Memoir Writing  
Pauline Millard serves as an editor and writer for the Associated Press, where she has covered breaking news and features ranging from music to publishing to style. She holds a BA and BS from Syracuse University and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.
Meredith Phillips has published essays and reviews on food and other topics for Texas Monthly, Time Out New York, the Austin Chronicle and the Columbia Journal, and she blogs at Church Avenue Chomp. She is the author of numerous nonfiction children’s books (Scholastic and Compass Point Press). She has served as an editor for Harcourt Trade Publishers and worked in both product development and implementation for Scholastic Education Group. She holds a BA from Connecticut College and an MFA in Nonfiction from the New School.
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. 
Beth Schwartzapfel has written articles for The New York Times, the American Prospect, the Nation, and Ms. And has served as a fact-checker for Esquire. She has taught at Brooklyn College and La Guardia Community College. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School.
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   Memoir Writing  
Ashley Shelby is the author of the nonfiction book Red River Rising: The Antatomy of a Flood and the Survival of an American City (Minnesota Historical Society Press). Her nonfiction and fiction have appeared in The Nation, Gastronomica, E: The Environmental Magazine, Post Road, Babble, and the Third Coast, as well as the anthology Falling Backwards(Hourglass). She served as an associate editor at Penguin Group (USA). She holds a BA from Indiana University and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University.
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   Essay and Opinion  
Stephanie Staal is the author of the nonfiction books Reading Women (Public Affairs) and The Love They Lost (Delacorte). Her articles and essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Glamour, and Marie Claire. She has served as developmental editor at She Writes Press, the US editor for Cyan Books, and as a literary scout and editorial consultant. She holds a BA from Barnard College, an MS in Journalism from Columbia University, and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.
Alexander Steele is the president at Gotham Writers' Workshop. He is the editor of Writing Fiction, Fiction Gallery, and Writing Movies (all Bloomsbury USA). He is the author of numerous children's books, including titles in the Wishbone series (Lyrick Publishing) and the Hardy Boys series (Pocket Books). His plays include One Glorious Afternoon, Lightning and Frenzy, and King of Ragtime, and he scripted the documentary World War II: It Happened in Color. He holds a BA from Vanderbilt University. Also Teaches:  Article Writing   Character Development   Gotham at-a-Glance   Screenwriting   TV Writing  
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   Travel Writing   True Story: Creative Nonfiction   Unbound: Creative Writing  

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