Our Faculty

Each of our faculty are practicing writers with significant national book publications and are committed, passionate, and accessible teachers of writing. Please see their individual pages below for more information, including statements on teaching philosophy.

Pictured above: Natalie Kusz, Shawn Vestal, Christopher Howell, Sam Ligon, and John Keeble.

Links to recent press/publications can also be found below.


Gregory Spatz
Samuel Ligon
Shawn Vestal (Visiting ’16-17)
Alexis M. Smith (Visiting ’16-17, ’18-19)

John Keeble (Professor Emeritus)
Nance Van Winckel (Professor Emeritus)

Selected Press & Interviews:

Also: Check out this Inlander article on how the MFA program is contributing to Spokane’s lively literary scene.