Department of English


Joan Connor

Joan Connor is a professor at Ohio University and a professor in Fairfield University’s low residency MFA program. She is a recipient of the AWP award for her short story collection History Lessons, and of the River Teeth Award for her collection of essays, The World Before Mirrors. Her two earlier collections are We Who Live Apart and Here On Old Route 7. Her stories and essays have been published in six anthologies and more than 40 journals.

Joel Long

Joel Long’s book Lessons in Disappearance was published in 2012.  Knowing Time by Light was published by Blaine Creek Press in 2010.  His book won the White Pine Press Poetry Prize and was published in Winged Insects won the White Pine Press Poetry Prize and was published in 1999.  His chapbooks, Chopin’s Preludes and Saffron Beneath Every Frost were published from Elik Press.  His poems have appeared in Painted Bride QuarterlyOcean State Review,Quarterly WestGulf CoastRhinoBitter Oleander, Crab Orchard ReviewBellingham Review,Sou’westerPrairie Schooner, Willow Springs, Poems and Plays, and Seattle Review and anthologized in American Poetry: the Next GenerationEssential LoveFresh Water, and I Go to the Ruined Place. He received the Mayor’s Artist Award for Literary Arts at the Utah Arts Festival and the Writers Advocate Award from Writers at Work. He teaches at Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s Upper School in Salt Lake City.

Christelle Estrada

Dr. Christelle Estrada is the Secondary Language Arts Specialists at Utah State Office of Education. She is also a Consultant Member at Society of Organizational Learning and a Certified Coach at Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. Prior to working with the USOE, she was Chief Academic Officer at Stanford New Schools, Inc, and associate at Global Learning Partners, and Director of Professional Development at Salt Lake City School District. She received her doctorate from Claremont Graduate University.