Spencer Wise

Assistant Professor

Spencer Wise

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of English & World Languages

Education

  • Ph.D., Creative Writing Florida State University, 2015

  • MA, English Language and Literature University of Texas - Austin, 2009

  • BA, English Language and Literature, General Tufts University, 1999

Awards & Honors

  • Finalist - Fiction Prize Salamander Review , 2018

  • Finalist - Wabash Prize in Fiction Sycamore Review , 2018

  • Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship Vermont Studio Center , 2018

  • Finalist for the Beacon Street Prize Redivider Journal, 2017

  • First Place for the Gulf Coast Prize in Nonfiction Gulf Coast, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ENGL 1102

    College Composition II
  • ENGL 4670

    Lit Editing and Pub
  • ENGL 4660

    Advanced Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 4680

    Special Topics in Writing

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Your Motherland Welcomes You Back, 2019
    Other
  • Wires, 2019
    Other
  • 10 Books Better Than My Brother's, 2018
    Other
  • China Treats With Spencer Wise pt. 1 and pt. 2, 2018
    Other
  • The Cutting Room: The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise, 2018
    Other

Department Service

  • Faculty Advisor for Creative Writing Club 2020 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Creative Writing Sub-Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Research and Development 2020 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • Writer's Weekend 2020 - 2020

    Role: Other
  • 2019 African American Read-In 2019

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Faculty Advisor for Sand Hills Literary Magazine Club 2021 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • RSCA Judge 2020 - 2020

    Role: Committee Chair
  • EFL Preview Day 2019 - 2019

    Role: Other

University Service

  • Co-organized event with Dr. Michelle Harper 2020 - 2020

    Role: Program Organizer
  • Women and Gender Studies Symposium 2019 - 2019

    Role: Session Chair
  • Spoon University Food Magazine / Faculty Advisor 2016 - 2018

    Role: Faculty Advisor

Professional Service

  • Invited Judge for Georgia Author of the Year 2021 - 2021

    Role: Reviewer
  • Invited to Speak and Present at Tufts University creative writing class 2020 - 2020

  • Invited Judge for National Endowment of the Arts 2021 Literary Arts Grant 2020 - 2020

  • Invited Judge for Vermont Studio Center Fellowships 2020 - 2020

  • AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship Program 2017 - 2017

    Role: Mentor