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Drexel English Assistant Teaching Professor Maegan Poland, PhD

Maegan Poland, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 5016 MacAlister Hall

Additional Sites:


  • PhD, English with a Creative Dissertation, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2018
  • MFA, Creative Writing (Emphasis: Fiction), University of Mississippi, 2013
  • BFA, Writing for Screen & Television, University of Southern California, 2004

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • Creative Writing
  • Freshman Writing
  • Memoir


Maegan Poland, PhD, teaches creative writing through Drexel Storylab and composition in the First-Year Writing Program. She holds a PhD in English, with an emphasis in creative writing, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she was a Black Mountain Institute PhD Fellow. She also holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Mississippi, as well as a BFA in Writing for Screen and Television from the University of Southern California, where she was a Trustee Scholar.

Her fiction has appeared in numerous journals, including Mississippi Review, Pleiades and Beloit Fiction Journal. Her writing has been awarded a Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology, a Tin House scholarship and a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. She has served as Fiction Editor for Witness magazine, and as Managing Editor for Yalobusha Review.

Selected Publications:

  • “Milking.” Mississippi Review (print). Volume 47. Number 1 & 2. Summer 2019.
  • “Like the Love of Some Dead Girl.” Notre Dame Review (print). Issue 47. Winter/Spring 2019.
  • “Overnights Welcome.” Beloit Fiction Journal (print). Volume 32. Spring 2019.
  • “Steering.” Juked (print). March 2018.
  • “A Literary Long Weekend in Las Vegas: Petroglyphs, Rock Sculptures, and a Wild West Saloon.” Literary Hub. August 2017.
  • “Landline.” Day One. August 2017.
  • “Spores.” Pleiades (print). Volume 35, Number 2. Summer 2014.