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Andrew Scott

Assistant Professor

RB 2113  Phone: 765-285-8416  

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

I primarily teach courses in the Writing Program, where I serve as the Assistant Director of Assessment and Curricular Development. I also teach creative writing.

Before I came to Ball State, I helped edit Puerto del Sol, a literary journal whose name literally means “door of the sun,” but its intent reaches far beyond the literal. A better translation, one with tooth and heart, is “an opening into light,” a phrase that nicely frames one of my goals in the classroom, where I challenge students to take risks in their writing, then help them rise to the challenge.

I am the author of a short story collection, Naked Summer (Press 53; 2011), and a story chapbook, Modern Love (Sunnyoutside; 2006). My fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Esquire, Glimmer Train Stories, Ninth Letter, The Writer’s Chronicle, The Cincinnati Review, Hobart, and other publications. A five-minute screenplay, “Arthur Miller Walks into a Bar,” appeared in The Versus Anthology (Press 53; 2009), and I am at work on several others scripts, both for the screen and for the comics medium, as well as two longer fiction projects. With Victoria Barrett, I co-edit Freight Stories, an online fiction journal. And each month, I choose one work of literary fiction to promote via Andrew’s Book Club.

Areas of specialization:
Rhetoric and composition, fiction writing, screenwriting, contemporary American literature

Writing for Younger Readers, Advanced Screenwriting, Screenwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Introduction to Creative Writing, World Literature, Composing Research, Rhetoric and Writing, Foundations of Rhetoric and Writing II, Foundations of Rhetoric and Writing I

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