John Vanderslice, Ph.D., MFA

Associate Professor

Thompson Hall 316

(501) 450-3653

Ph.D., English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
MFA, Creative Writing, George Mason University
B.A., English, University of Virginia


Teaching Specialties:
Fiction writing, poetry writing, travel writing, contemporary fiction and poetry, and composition



John Vanderslice has published almost seventy short stories in literary journals and anthologies.  Some of these journals include Seattle Review, Sou’wester, Laurel Review, Southern Humanities Review, and Crazyhorse.   He also writes and publishes poetry, nonfiction, and one-act plays.   His book of linked short stories Island Fog (Lavender Ink) was named by Library Journal as one of the Top 15 Indie Fiction Titles of 2014.  His historical novel The Last Days of Oscar Wilde will be published by Burlesque Press in January, 2018.




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