Ashley Cowger, M.F.A.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Technical Writing and Composition, School of Humanities
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6182
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W355

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Cowger is an award winning fiction writer whose short fiction has appeared in numerous national and international literary journals. Her work has thrice been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize, and her short story collection, Peter Never Came, was awarded the Autumn House Press Fiction Prize. She has also published articles on children’s literature and creative writing pedagogical theory. Her teaching experience ranges from teaching introductory creative writing and fiction workshops to teaching composition, technical writing, and literature courses, and she has also worked as a tutor and an interim co-director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Writing Center. Her teaching awards include Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant from the University of Alaska Fairbanks English Department and the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award from Zane State College.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs
  • Educational Testing Services
Research Interests
Creative Writing
Children's Literature
Horror (Literature, Television, and Films)