Mrs. Jan Worth-Nelson

Lecturer Emeritus



M.F.A. Creative Writing (Poetry), Warren Wilson College, 1992.

     My MFA dissertation was on architecture and poetry, built around Philip Larkin’s “High Windows” and
     “Church Going” and Elizabeth Bishop’s “The End of March.”

M.S.W. Interpersonal Communication, University of Michigan, 1981
B.A. Journalism, Kent State University, 1971

Publications/Current Research

“Ordinary Dirt,’  Driftwood Special 100-word Issue on “Earth,” December 2009.
 “Yes, Even College English Teachers Fall for Facebook,”  Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 12, 2008.
 “I’m Torn to See Newspapers Go,”  Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 8, 2008.
Night Blind, top ten finalist in literary fiction, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, 2006. 
“Student Pieties and Pedagogical Hot Spots,” Writing on the Edge (UC-Davis journal on writing and teaching writing), Fall 2003.

Jan is widely published and continues to write poems, personal essays, and short stories.