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Scott Stein - Teaching Professor of English at Drexel University

Scott Stein

Director, Drexel Publishing Group
Founding Editor, Write Now Philly
Teaching Professor of English
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 5026 MacAlister Hall


  • MFA, Creative Writing: Fiction, University of Miami, 1997
  • MA, New York University, 1995
  • BA, English (Creative Writing concentration), with a minor in Philosophy, University of Miami, 1993


Scott Stein teaches Writing Fiction, Writing Humor and Comedy, Major Authors: Franz Kafka, Prepared to Publish, and First-Year Writing in the Department of English and Philosophy. He is the Director of the Drexel Publishing Group and founding editor of its online magazine Write Now Philly.

Stein’s third novel The Great American Deception received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which also selected it as a “Book of the Week” and said, “This zany, uproarious mystery is a constant delight.” The novel was recommended by Kirkus Reviews, which said it was an “amusing SF private eye/coffee spoof chock-full of silicon circuits and served with laughs.”

His second novel Mean Martin Manning was called “a gem of a book” by the Philadelphia City Paper and was a summer book pick in Liberty magazine, which said that “its images, ideas, settings, and characters will linger in your memory far beyond this summer.” The American Spectator called it a “breezily subversive, funny narrative.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer said that his first novel Lost was “wonderfully comic” and “a page-turner” and made it a daily pick, calling it “hilarious and winning.”

Scott Stein’s satire and short fiction have appeared in McSweeney’s, The Oxford University Press Humor Reader, National Review, Liberty, The G.W. Review, Art Times, and Shale. His essays, nonfiction, and book reviews have been published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Reason, Liberty, and other places.

Visit his website for more information.
Twitter: @sstein

Selected Publications:


Short Fiction and Satire


  • “I’m a Professor Who Doesn’t Use Trigger Warnings. Here’s Why” (Reason)
  • “The Failed Playwright of Virginia Tech” (Liberty)