Chelsey Johnson, Assistant Professor of English, received her M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Iowa. In 2005 she studied at Stanford University as a Wallace Stegnor Fellow in fiction, and she has held visiting appointments at William & Mary, Oberlin College and Portland Community College, Oregon. She has published more than a dozen short stories, essays and interviews in anthologies and journals including Ploughshares, Qs, The Rumpus, One Story, and Out and has given public readings and talks in Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; Oberlin, Ohio; Stanford, California; and Iowa City. This fall she will teach upper-level courses in fiction-writing.