College of Arts and Sciences

John SchulzeJohn Schulze


Creative Writing

Office:  Simpkins 107
Phone:  309/298-2823
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Ph.D. - University of Nebraska

M.F.A. - University of Memphis

B.S. - University of New Orleans

John Schulze teaches academic and creative writing. His creative work is presented under the pseudonym Penn Stewart. He is the author of the novel Fertile Ground, and he's published personal essays, book reviews, articles, poetry, and numerous short stories in journals and magazinesHis most recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Night TrainConclave: A Journal  of CharacterPrairie SchoonerTwo Hawks QuarterlyEllipsisWord RiotDogplotzA River and Sound ReviewThe Meadowland Review, and elsewhere. You can learn more about John by visiting his website.

John Schulze is also the faculty advisor for  Elements  and a co-coordinator of Boiler Room Reading Series.