Terese Mailhot is from Seabird Island Band. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Pacific Standard, Granta, Mother Jones, Medium, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere.

She is the New York Times bestselling author of Heart Berries: A Memoir. Her book was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-Language Nonfiction and was selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for March/April 2018. Heart Berries was also listed as an NPR Best Book of the Year, a Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a New York Public Library Best Book of the Year, a Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year, and was one of Harper’s Bazaar’s Best Books of 2018. She is the recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award, the Electra Quinney Award for Published Stories, a Clara Johnson Award, and the Spalding Prize for the Promotion of Peace and Justice in Literature. She teaches creative writing at Purdue University.


MFA - Creative Writing | Institute of American Indian Arts

BA - English, Creative Writing | New Mexico State University

Robert Vivian

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]

Abby Frucht

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Parneshia Jones

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Barbara Hurd

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Douglas Glover

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]

Trinie Dalton

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; MFA in Writing & Publishing