Michael Croley is the author of Any Other Place: Stories, winner of the James Still Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Weatherford Award from Berea College. His reporting, stories, and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, VQR, The Paris Review Daily, Kenyon Review OnlineLitHubNarrative, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He is also the co-editor of Midland: Reports from Flyover Country and a commissioning editor with the University of Kentucky Press’s Appalachian Futures series of Asian American literature.


MFA - Creative Writing | University of Memphis
MA - Creative Writing | Florida State University
BA - Government | Western Kentucky University

Patrick Madden

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/hybrid forms]

Nance Van Winckel

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/poetry]

T. Geronimo Johnson

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

SJ Sindu

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF/hybrid forms]

Connie May Fowler

Faculty Chair, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]; Director, Novel Retreat

Tomás Q. Morín

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]