Professor Emerita, Department of English
Academy Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
The Ohio State University
University of Iowa, M.F.A. (Creative Writing)
Brooklyn College, B.A./B.S. cum laude (English/Chemistry)
Animal Behavior: Essays. Galileo Press, forthcoming 2025.
Like A Song: Essays. Outpost19, 2015.
A Girl’s Guide to Life. Thought Catalog Books, 2015.
Stories We Tell Ourselves: Dream Life and Seeing Things. University of Iowa Press (Sightline Books: The Iowa Series in Literary Nonfiction), 2013.
The Middle of Everything: Memoirs of Motherhood. University of Nebraska Press, 2005. Paperback edition, 2013.
Close-Up. DLJ Books, Columbus State University of Georgia Press, 2022.
Devotion: A Novel. Outpost19, 2016.
Dog: A Short Novel. MacAdam/Cage, 2005. Paperback edition, 2006. Italian edition, Baldini & Castoldi, 2006. Brazilian edition, Editora Bertrand, 2009. Reprinted 2016 in the U.S. by Outpost19.
A New and Glorious Life. Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1998.
Missing. The Ohio State University Press, 1990. Paperback edition, 1991.
“Care and Feeding,” Slate, https://slate.com/author/michelle-herman, July 2019-.
In periodicals, anthologies, etc.
“On Balance,” an essay, Epiphany (forthcoming, fall/winter 2023).
“Daily Papers,” an essay, Michigan Quarterly Review (summer 2023).
“How to Do It,” guest columnist, Slate (January 2023; August 2023).
“Goodbye to All That,” an essay, Columbus Monthly (March 2022).
“Better,” an essay, The Sun (October 2021).
“My Father’s Scrapbook,” a microessay, the keepthings (May 2021).
“Armed for A Pandemic,” an essay, American Scholar (February 2021).
“The Darling,” fiction, Ploughshares annual longform issue (fall 2020). Simultaneous publication as a standalone e-book in the Ploughshares Solos Series: The Darling. Boston: Ploughshares/Emerson College, 2020.
“Close-Up” (an excerpt from the novel), Townsend Literary Journal (Volume 2, May 2020).
“The Little Light,” an essay, Slate (January 2020).
“Reverence,” fiction, Story (winter 2019).
“Closer,” fiction, Valparaiso Fiction Review (Volume 8, Number 2, May 2019).
“Thank You for the Barre,” an essay, Columbus Monthly (October 2018)
“Full Fathom Five,” an essay, Mother, Mother (May 2016).
“All of Us,” fiction, Conjunctions (#66, Affinity: The Friendship Issue, spring 2016).
“Report from the Field: I Stood There Ironing,” an essay, Vida: Women in Literary Arts (autumn 2015).
“Gone,” an essay, Creative Nonfiction (winter 2014).
“Ach, You’ll Know,” an essay, Edible Columbus (winter 2014).
Weekly commissioned essays for Thought Catalog (July 31, 2014-January 6, 2015).
“Truth, Truthiness, Memory, & Bald-faced Lies—& the Pleasures of Uncertainty,” an essay, River Teeth:
A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative (spring 2014).
“Keeping House,” an essay, Waccamaw: A Journal of Contemporary Literature (autumn 2012).
“Blessed be he who comes,” poetry, Iodine Poetry Journal (autumn 2012).
“No Place Like Home,” an essay, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative (autumn 2011).
Dream Life (a condensed version of the novella-length essay), Amazon Kindle Single (2011).
“Allein ist allein,” an excerpt from Missing (translated into German) in Nicht ganz koscher. Patricia
Reiman (Editor). Munich: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag (2011).
Reminiscence (untitled), Word by Word, an anthology published on the occasion of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop’s 75th Anniversary. David Busis (Editor). Iowa City: University of Iowa (2011).
“Foreign Excellent,” an essay, New Ohio Review (autumn 2009).
“Busy Doing Nothing,” an essay, for “Out of Character: A Symposium,” Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts (spring 2009).
“The Kiss,” an essay, The Other Chekhov. Okla Elliott and Kyle Minor (Editors). Fort Collins, CO: New American Press, 2008.
“Seeing Things,” an essay, The Southern Review (spring 2007).
“Brotherly Love,” an essay, Big City Lit (autumn 2007).
“Finding My Voice,” an essay, Redbook (March 2007).
“Finders Keepers,” an essay, O, the Oprah Magazine (January 2007). Reprinted in O’s Little Guide to the Big Questions. New York: Flatiron Books, 2018.
“Telling the Story,” an essay, Arabesques Literary and Cultural Review (autumn 2006).
“Under the Surface,” a short essay and original writing exercise, Now Write. Sherry Ellis (Editor). New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 2006.
“The Perfect Mother,” an essay, O, the Oprah Magazine (May 2006). Reprinted in the South African edition of O (September 2010).
“El Fin del Mundo,” fiction, Stumbling and Raging: Politically Inspired Stories. Stephen Elliott (Editor). San Francisco, CA: MacAdam/Cage, 2006.
“The Bedside Table: Reading in Stacks,” an essay, The Southeast Review (spring 2006).
“Performance,” an essay, American Scholar (spring 2005).
“Dog” (excerpt), fiction, The Bark (spring 2005).
“Career Girl,” an essay, Minnesota Public Radio (January 30, 2005).
“Hope against Hope,” an essay, Literary Mama (August 2004).
“Rubber Soul,” an essay, Gesture (spring 2004).
“Idolatry,” an essay, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative (spring 2004). Reprinted in The River Teeth Reader. Joe Mackall and Dan Lehman (Editors). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (2009).
“The Art of Sleeping,” poetry, Big City Lit (March 2004).
“Jobs for Philosophers,” fiction, At Length (winter 2004).
“Dog,” fiction, Gingko Tree Review (autumn 2003).
“Shabbes,” fiction, in Celebrating The Jewish Holidays. Steven Rubin (Editor). Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England (2003).
“Superstar,” an essay, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative (autumn 2002).
“Don’t Let the Devil Fool You,” fiction, Three Plum Review (autumn 2001).
“A Poetics of the Interior,” an essay, Thirteenth Moon (autumn 2000).
“Triolet,” poetry, Connecticut Review (spring 2000).
“Disappearances,” fiction, American Literary Review (spring 1999).
“Love,” fiction, The Yalobusha Review (spring 1997).
“Hope Among Men,” a story, The Northwest Review (spring 1995).
Excerpts from Missing, Hadassah (March 1992).
“Auslander,” Japanese translation, Bungakukai Monthly (Tokyo) (September 1989).
“Auslander,” in Twenty Under Thirty: Best Stories by America’s New Young Writers Debra Spark (Editor). New York: Scribners, 1986. Reprinted in American Jewish Fiction: A Century of Stories. Gerald Shapiro (Editor). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998 (reprinted in Ukranian. Kiev: Dukh i Litera, 2020). Reprinted in Crossing Borders: Stories and Essays about Translation. Lynne Sharon Schwartz (Editor). New York: Seven Stories Press, 2018.
“Auslander” (condensed version), North American Review (June 1986).
“Erlich’s Legacy,” fiction, Iowa Journal of Literary Studies (spring 1985).
“By These Things,” fiction, Brooklyn Literary Review (winter 1985).
“Facts of Life,” fiction, Nebraska Review (autumn 1985).
“August 2, 1978,” journal excerpts, in Ariadne’s Thread, An Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Journals. Lyn Lifshin (Editor). New York: Harper & Row, 1984. Reprinted in New York Diaries: 1609-2009. Teresa Carpenter (Editor). New York: Modern Library (2012).
“All I Want to Know,” fiction, Plainswoman (June 1984). Reprinted in The Columbus Dispatch (April 1986) and The Village Advocate (Chapel Hill, NC) (March 1986).
“He’s Here,” fiction, Bloodroot (spring 1983).
“Free,” fiction, Dark Horse (winter 1980).
“How I’ve Changed With Time,” fiction, Bloodroot (winter 1979).
“At the Beach,” fiction, Story Quarterly (spring 1979).
“Tyler and Althea,” a play in one act, Ursinus College, 1980 (playwright)
GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONORS
Teaching Awards, The Ohio State University
Sphinx and Mortar Board Senior Class Honorary Societies Award, 2008
Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, College of Humanities, 2007
Outstanding Teaching Award, Colleges of the Arts and Sciences, 2005
University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1999
Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellowship, 1990-1991
Research Awards, The Ohio State University
International Travel Grant, College of Arts and Humanities, spring 2017
Faculty Professional Research Awards, College of Humanities: winter/spring 1996; winter 2004; spring 2017
Special Research Awards, College of Humanities: spring 1991, spring 1993, winter 1999; autumn 2016
Grants-in-Aid for Research, College of Humanities: autumn 2014, autumn 2013, spring 1991, spring 1993, autumn 2003
Virginia Hull Research Award, College of Humanities, 1991
Other Awards, Honors, Grants, and Fellowships
Greater Columbus Arts Council Funds for Artists Grant, 2023
Donald L. Jordan Prize for Literary Excellence ($10,000), 2020
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowships in Fiction ($5000), 1989, 1999, 2020
The Best American Stories 2017, Distinguished Story
Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Prose Nonfiction, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, for Like A Song: Essays, 2016
The Best American Essays 2016, Notable Essay
Yaddo Artists’ Colony Fellow, summer 2016, summer 1990
Like A Song one of O, the Oprah Magazine’s “Ten Books to Pick Up,” April 2015
Stories We Tell Ourselves longlisted (among eight essay collections) for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for a book published in 2013 “that exemplifies the dignity and esteem that the essay form imparts to literature”
The Best American Essays 2012, Notable Essay
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowships in Creative Nonfiction ($5000), 2004 and 2009
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008, Notable Spiritual Writing
The Pushcart Prize XXXIII: Best of the Small Presses, Special Mention, Creative Nonfiction
The Pushcart Prize XXXI: Best of the Small Presses, Special Mention, Creative Nonfiction
ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist (Autobiography/Memoir), 2006
Ohioana Award for Editorial Excellence, 2004
Greater Columbus Arts Council Grant in Fiction (one grant awarded biennially; $5000), 2003
MacDowell Artists’ Colony Fellow, spring 1993
Hadassah/Harold U. Ribalow Award for Best Jewish Book of the Year, for Missing, 1991
Missing selected by VLS, December 1990, as one of the “Twenty-five Best Books of the Year”
Wallace E. Stegner Fellowship (Stanford University), offered 1988 (declined)
James Michener Fellowship, the Copernicus Society of America, ($7500), 1987
National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist’s Fellowship in Fiction ($20,000), 1986
Teaching-Writing Fellowship, University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 1985-1986
Exxon Grant Teaching Fellowship, University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 1984-1986
Research Assistantship, University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 1984-1985
Fourth Annual PEN/NEA Syndicated Fiction Award, 1985
$10,000 in grant funds from the College of Arts and Humanities, The Ohio State University, for
Research and Creative Activity, for Chekhov on Page and Stage, a conference (co-sponsored with faculty from the department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures and the Department of Theatre), 2009
$5000 in grant funds from the Colleges of the Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University, for the development of an interdisciplinary seminar for M.F.A. student artists in all disciplines, 2006
$12,500 in grant funds from the Graduate School, The Ohio State University, for the development of a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Fine Art, 2005-2006
The Ohio State University, Department of English, Professor, 2006-2022
The Ohio State University, Department of English, Associate Professor, 1994-2006
The Ohio State University, Department of English, Assistant Professor, 1988-1994
University of Iowa, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Instructor (Undergraduate Fiction Writing), 1985-1986
University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Instructor (Techniques of Fiction Writing), 1984-1986
Courses taught at the Ohio State University
English 6765.01 (765, 665) Graduate Workshop in Fiction
English 6768 (768) Graduate Workshop in Nonfiction
English 6769 M.F.A. Special Topics (Character Workshop; Professionalization Seminar)
English 7871 (871) Literary Forms and Themes (graduate seminar) (Topics: The Art of the Novella; Retellings and Responses; Sentiment Without Sentimentality; Tackling the Same Beast Twice)
English 8903 (903) Teaching College English (individualized graduate apprenticeships)
Comparative Studies 750 The Making of Art: A Multidisciplinary Graduate Seminar for Artists
Arts & Sciences 6750 (750) Graduate Seminar in Fine Arts
English 6662 Literary Publishing (for graduate students)
English 5662 (662) Literary Publishing (mixed undergraduate and graduate lecture/discussion)
English 8183 (693) Individual Studies (tutorials in writing and revision; the literary interview; readings in Jewish-American fiction, literary autobiography and memoir; studies in a contemporary author)
English 265 Introduction to the Writing of Fiction (undergraduate lecture/workshop/discussion)
English 4565 (565) Advanced Workshop in the Writing of Fiction (undergraduate workshop/discussion)
English 4568 (568) Advanced Workshop in the Writing of Creative Nonfiction (undergraduate workshop/discussion)
English 3465 Intermediate Workshop in the Writing of Fiction (undergraduate workshop/discussion)
English 398 Introduction to Critical Writing (the gateway to the major for undergraduates: a lecture/discussion class that introduces the art of thinking and writing about literature)
English 4591.01H (591H) Undergraduate Honors Seminar in Creative Writing (Special Topics: Art and Life: A Living Writers Seminar; The Art of Talking Back [Retellings & Responses]; Call and Response: Creative Writing and Music)
English 596 Studies in Literature and Other Arts (Special Topic: The Great American Book Musical)
First-Year Seminars (Special Topics: Life into Art: An Introduction to Artistic Process; Interdisciplinary Seminar for Young Artists; Why Do Fools Fall In Love? [Portrayals of Romantic Love in Song and Story]; An Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction; Care and Counsel: Taking Care of Ourselves and Others)
-Co-founder of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Ohio State
-Redesigned the Colleges of the Arts and Sciences Freshman Common Book Program
-Lilly Teaching Fellowship based on a proposal for a new series of courses for undergraduates
-Full responsibility for the design and implementation of many new courses at Ohio State, including courses in literary publishing, an undergraduate honors seminars for writers, and a graduate interdisciplinary course for artists in all disciplines
-Involved in the planning and proposal of a new multidisciplinary M.F.A. program in new entertain-ment arts and technologies at OSU through the University’s Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD)
-Worked with faculty in Agriculture and Engineering to introduce the humanities and the arts into their undergraduates’ academic experience in a more integrated way
-Created and developed a new graduate interdisciplinary program for artists in all fields at OSU
Executive and Artistic Director, Young Writers Workshop, The Ohio State University, 2009-
Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Fine Arts, 2006-2022
Director, Creative Writing Program, The Ohio State University, 1999-2003; 2011-2016
Director, Freshman Common Book Program, Colleges of the Arts and Sciences, 2006-2009
Acting Director, Creative Writing Program, The Ohio State University, 1998-1999
OTHER SERVICE, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Series Editor, The Non/Fiction Collection Prize, offered jointly from the MFA Program in Creative Writing and the Ohio State University Press for a collection of stories or personal essays, 2015-2022
Faculty Advisor, The Journal, 2011-2022
M.F.A. Admissions Committee, 1992-2022
Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) mentor, 2019-2021
Faculty Advisor, The Grove, an undergraduate creative writing organization, 2009-2020
Course Director for English 268/2268, The Writing of Creative Nonfiction, supervising and observing the instructors of the 10 sections taught annually, 2009-2012, 2018
Faculty Advisor, The Book Club of the Ohio State University, 2016-2017
Faculty Advisor, Writers Guild, the M.F.A. student organization, 2001-2017
Editorial Board, The Ohio State University Press, 2015-2016
Chair, search committee (Assistant Professor hire, fiction writing), Department of English, 2015-2016
Chair, search committees (Visiting Assistant Professors, creative writing, three hires), Department of English, 2014-2015
Search committee, Film Studies (screenwriting hire), 2012-2013
Faculty Advisor, Writers Anonymous, an undergraduate organization, 2005-2012
Faculty Advisor, B-Poets, an undergraduate organization, 2000-2010
Judge, “Traveling the Path Unwritten” Poetry Slam, 32nd Annual African American Heritage Festival, April 2010
Joint Selection Committee, Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring in the College of Humanities and Paul W. Brown Award for Distinguished Under-graduate Teaching in the Departments of English and History, College of Humanities, 2010
Selection Committee, Paul W. Brown Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in the Departments of English and History, College of Humanities, 2009
“The Heart’s Desire,” backpage essay for the Ohio State Alumni Magazine, July-August 2009
Course Director for English 265/2265, The Writing of Fiction, supervising and observing the instructors of the 13 sections taught annually), 1994-1995; 1997-2001; 2002-2004; 2007-2009
Faculty representative for the College of Humanities, New First Quarter Freshmen Orientation, 2007-2009
Search Committees (various creative writing hires), Department of English, 1988-1989, 1992-1993, 1996-1997, 2008-2009
U.S. Student Fulbright Campus Committee, The Graduate School, autumn 2007
University Orientation Opening Speaker for the Colleges of the Arts and Sciences, July-August 2007
Thesis/Dissertation Fellowship Committee, Department of English, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007
Selection Committee, Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, College of Humanities, 2004-2006
Programs and Policies, Department of English, 2002-2003; 2004-2006
Judge, College of Engineering/College of Food, Agricultural, & Environmental Sciences Poetry Contest, 2004, 2005
Interdisciplinary Proposing Committee, New Entertainment Arts and Technologies, spring 2004
Judge, Literary Awards Competition, Ohio State University Marion, spring 2004
“Why ‘Creative’ Writing,” an essay in Talking About Teaching at the Ohio State University, The Ohio State University Academy of Teaching, 2003
Chair, Search Committee (“Selective Investment” hire, creative writing), Department of English, 2000-2001
Chair, Search Committee (Associate Professor hire, creative nonfiction), Department of English, 2000-2001
University Presidential Fellowship Committee, 1999-2001
Prize Committee, Department of English, 1999-2001
Chair, Search Committee (Assistant Professor hire, creative nonfiction), Department of English, 1999- 2000
Ad Hoc Committee for Fellowships, Department of English, autumn 1999
The Ohio State University Press Ohio Authors at Work (Performance & Publication Series Development Committee) and Liaison for Creative Writing, Wexner Reading Series, 1998
Graduate Studies Committee, Department of English, 1996-1997
Visiting Writers’ Co-Coordinator, 1989-1992; Coordinator, 1994-1995, 1996-1997
Editor, Impromptu, OSU English Department’s alumni magazine, 1994-1995
Faculty Advisor, Mosaic (OSU’s undergraduate magazine of literature and art), 1990-1996
English Department Committee for Teaching Effectiveness, 1992-1993
Consultant to the College of the Arts Search Committee for the Director, Wexner Center for the Arts, autumn 1992
Faculty Advisory Committee, Wexner Center for the Arts, 1991-1992
Chair, Wexner Center for the Arts Subcommittee on Exhibitions and Programming for Teaching, 1991-1992
Faculty Advisor, OSU Undergraduate Writers’ Club, 1991-1992
OTHER SERVICE, OUTREACH, AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Numerous public readings and talks (at Ashland University, Bowling Green State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Columbia University, Creighton University, Denison University, Dominican University of California, Drake University, Harvard University, Indiana University, Indiana/Purdue University-Indianapolis, the University of Iowa, Kenyon College, Miami University, Mills College, Mississippi State University, Salve Regina University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of New Orleans, the University of Nevada-Reno, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Wesleyan University, the Hudson Library & Historical Society, the Happy Ending Reading Series (New York City), La Mama Experimental Theater, the New York Public Library, Sunday Salon (Brooklyn), the Wexner Center for the Arts, and many other venues)
College application advising/counseling for students and their families, 2020-
Columnist, Slate, 2019-
Advisory Editor, At Length, 2012-
The Harmony Project, a music and service organization, 2011-
Advisory Board, Words Work Network (for high school student writers), 2001-
Guest, All Sides Weekend/All Sides Books, WOSU/NPR Affiliate Radio, April 2013, November 2015, June 2016, April 2019, January 2020, March 2022
Panelist, Toledo Arts Commission, Merit Awards (judging across all arts disciplines), November 2020
Guest Co-Host, Podcast, Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting, December 12, 2019
Family supervision volunteer, Franklin County Children’s Services, 2012-2019
Panelist, Kentucky Arts Council, 2018
Volunteer, Columbus (Ohio) Metropolitan Library, college advising for high school students, 2017-2018
Volunteer, OSU Star House, a drop-in center for homeless teenagers, 2016-2018
The Unison Project/The Commons in Harmony, an arts organization for those transitioning from being unhoused, 2012-2016
Evaluator for proposed M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Miami University of Ohio, 2013-2014
Keynote speaker and visiting writer, Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference, September 2013
Editor, The Journal, 1990-2011
Coordinator, Authors at Work Series, Columbus City Schools, 2007-2011
Conference Co-Organizer, 2010 International Chekhov Conference: Chekhov on Stage and Page, December 2-4, 2010
Designed and taught a series of professional development courses for Columbus City Schools high school language arts teachers, 2009-2010
Strategic Planning Committee, Ohio Arts Council, July 2010.
Judge, Poetry Out Loud, Columbus Alternative High School, January 2010
Board of Directors, Columbus City Schools/OSU Young Writers’ Workshop, 2008-2009
Judge, Undergraduate Creative Writing Award, Rice University, 2008.
Juror, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Grant Program in Biography/Autobiography/Memoir, 2007
Judge, Writers in Residence Awards, The Museum of Art at the University of Iowa, 2007
Judge, Graduate Writing Awards in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction, The MFA Program at Mills College, 2007
Organizing Committee, MELUS 2008: “Towards a Confluence of Multiethnic Arts and the University,” Spring 2007
Advisor, “Redheaded Stepson,” a writing group/workshop for members of the Columbus writing community. 2005-2006
“So You Want to be a Writer?” Workshops for nine- to fourteen-year-old girls, Take A Daughter to Work Day at the Ohio State University, 2003, 2004, 2006
“OSU Students for a Day” field-trip for Clintonville Academy students, with “classes” arranged in various departments throughout the University (Physics, Psychology, Vocal Performance, Chemistry, Theater, Dance, Art, etc., and a two-hour creative writing workshop) annually, 2000-2006
Fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry writing workshops for elementary school-age children at Clintonville Academy and Columbus City Schools. 1998-2006
Final Judge, Rutheanne Wiley Novella Contest, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2005
Visiting Writer, Columbus City Schools, Middle School Gifted and Talented Program, Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy, January 2005
Science Fair judge, Clintonville Academy, 2001-2005
Evaluator for proposed M.F.A. in Creative Writing from a consortium of Northeastern Ohio Universities, May 1999 (initial proposal), August 2004 (revised proposal), approved by the Regents Advisory Committee on Graduate Study in October 2004
Panelist in Creative Nonfiction, Pennsylvania State Council of the Arts, 2004
Organizer of Writers Get Out the Vote event for students at OSU, September 28, 2004
Visiting Lecturer, Cleveland State University Imagination Conference, summer 2004
Arranged a series of events, open to the university community and the public, covering issues in publishing (supported by matching funds by the College of Humanities), spring 2004
“Shadow A Student Day” at the Ohio State University, introducing Columbus City Schools middle school students to college-level creative writing, February 2004
Judge, Best of Ohio Writers, 2002
Judge, University of Missouri Creative Writing Prizes, 2001
Contributing Editor, In Posse Review, 1998-1999
Ohioana Library Committee for Editorial Excellence, 1992-1994
Judge, 1992 Harold U. Ribalow Award
Educational consultant, LSAT, 1985
Editor (supervising the screening and selection of manuscripts), Iowa Short Fiction Award, 1984
Freelance book editor, various New York City publishers, 1977-1984
Co-host, “Words in Action,” the Candy Jones Show, WMCA Radio (New York City), 1983
Reporter, The Associated Press, New York City Bureau, 1977-1978
Manuscript Editor, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1976-1977
“Livd3,” featured performer with FluxFlow Dance Project, Beeler Gallery, Columbus, December 2022
“Tenderly,” a dance film, featured performer with FluxFlow Dance Project, March 2022
“Spatula,” a dance film, featured performer with FluxFlow Dance Project, April 2021
“URSULA/Monkey and Bear,” featured performer with FluxFlow Dance Project, Flux + Flow Studio & Gallery, Columbus, July 2019
“Lovely & Awful,” featured performer with FluxFlow Dance Project, Fisher Theater, Columbus, April 2019 (video-excerpts here)
“The Things That I Knew,” featured performer with FluxFlow Dance Project, Franklinton Playhouse, Columbus, July 2018