Assistant Professor of English
Kevin Moffett, Assistant Professor of English, was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Florida (1996), and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop (2005). He has taught at Gettysburg College; George Washington University; California State University, San Bernardino; and in the University of New Orleans's low-residency M.F.A. program in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and Edinburgh, Scotland.
He is the author of two books of short stories, Permanent Visitors, which won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, and Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events, published by Harper Perennial in 2012. He is a frequent contributor to McSweeney's and his stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, American Short Fiction, The Believer, A Public Space, the Chicago Tribune, and in three editions of The Best American Short Stories. He has received the National Magazine Award, the Nelson Algren Award, the Pushcart Prize, and a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Silent History, a collaborative multi-part narrative, will be released as an app for mobile devices in fall 2012.