Faculty and Staff
Margot Singer, Director, is an Associate Professor of English at Denison, where she directs the Creative Writing program. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, an M.Phil. from Oxford, and a B.A. from Harvard. She is the author of The Pale of Settlement (University of Georgia Press, 2007), which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the co-editor of Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (Continuum, 2013), an anthology of critical essays. Her stories and essays have appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Gettysburg Review, The Normal School, and many other literary journals. She has been awarded the Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, the Reform Judaism Prize, the Carter Prize for the Essay, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Prose.
Dennis Read is an Associate Professor of English at Denison, where he has taught since 1979. His Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He has published more than 200 essays, reviews, and scholarly articles in such publications as The American Scholar, American Literature and Philological Quarterly. His writing appears regularly in Columbus Monthly magazine. His book, R.H. Cromek: Engraver, Entrepreneur, was published by Ashgate in 2011.
Alison Stine, an alumna of Denison, was a student in the inaugural Reynolds, and has been on the faculty for ten years. She is the author of two books of poetry: Wait (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011), winner of the Brittingham Prize; and Ohio Violence (U of North Texas University Press, 2009), winner of the Vassar Miller Prize. She is also the author of the chapbook Lot of My Sister (Kent State University Press 2001). Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, and many others, and her awards include a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University and a 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She has taught at Fordham University, Gettysburg College, Grand Valley State University, and at the University of Maryland, where she received her MFA. Currently, she is a PhD Candidate in English at Ohio University.
The Reynolds Workshop Teaching Associate Staff includes six recent Denison graduates and/or current undergraduate creative writing majors (most of whom are Reynolds alumni, as well). In recent years, Reynolds TA’s have been graduate students at the University of Michigan, Indiana University, Florida State University, and other top creative writing programs. TA’s assist faculty in leading workshops, coaching participants, compiling the Workshop Anthology, coordinating program activities, and supervising residential life.