Steve Oberlechner

Department: Liberal Arts Division/English
Title:Assistant Professor
Phone #: 304-788-7103
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MFA in Creative Writing, West Virginia University, 2003
BA in English, Duquesne University, 1999

Courses Taught:
Composition and Writing 101 and 102
Introduction to Creative Writing
Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction
Topics in Creative Writing
Public Communication
First Year Seminar

University Service:
Currently serving on the: Social Justice Council, Instructional Resources Committee, College Wide Review Committee, Frasure-Singleton Selection Committee

Literary essays have appeared in The Gettysburg Review and Prairie Schooner
Short fiction has appeared in The Cortland Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, and Spittoon: A Literary Journal of Contemporary Forms

Research Interests:
Trends in contemporary fiction and literary nonfiction.

Conference Presentations:
Read literary nonfiction at the 2012 and 2014 West Virginia Association of College English Teachers (WVACET) Conferences

Fun Facts About Yourself:
Married to Cassandra Pritts, History Professor at Potomac State College
Avid backpacker/long-distance hiker—hiked the northernmost 1400 miles of the Appalachian Trail.