Faculty Directory

Students come from around the country to work closely with VCFA's award-winning faculty. Diverse and accomplished, VCFA's faculty are working professionals who provide one-on-one mentorship, helping students to refine their craft, create a body of work, and develop a distinctive artistic vision.

Faculty maintain their own creative practice, distinguishing themselves as Pulitzer Prize finalists, National Book Award winners, Newbery Medalists, and award-winning designers, filmmakers, teachers, critics, and consultants.

"What VCFA gives a writer is that crucial combination of solitude and community, the excitement and intensity of the residency, then the focused ongoing dialogue with a mentor. What a gift–to know there's someone on the other end of the line! It's the best of both worlds–the modern classroom and the age-old experience of apprenticeship–a serious, personal and thrilling way to learn." - Betsy Sholl, Faculty, MFA in Writing faculty

Daniel José Older

Daniel José Older

Visiting Faculty

Dain Olsen

Dain Olsen

Course Faculty

Eddie Opara

Eddie Opara

Guest Designer

Jericho Parms

Alumna Creative Nonfiction Writer, Winter 2017

Julie Paschkis

Julie Paschkis

Visiting Writer

Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson

Visiting Writer

Elizabeth Patton

Course Faculty

David Peacock, VCFA Graphic Design Program

David Peacock

Faculty Co-Chair

Elizabeth Powell

Elizabeth Powell

Core Faculty / Poetry, Editing

Sean Prentiss

Sean Prentiss

Visiting Faculty / Nonfiction

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman

Visiting Writer

Dont Rhine, Faculty Co-Chair, MFA in Visual Art

Dont Rhine

Faculty Co-Chair

Chris Ro

Chris Ro

Guest Designer

Mary Ruefle

Mary Ruefle

Core Faculty / Poetry, Nonfiction, Artists' Books

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