Amy Hassinger

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Fiction
  • Creative nonfiction


  • B.A. Barnard College, Columbia University (English/Creative Writing; summa cum laude)
  • M.F.A. University of Iowa Writers' Workshop

Courses Taught

  • Introductory Narrative Writing
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • The Craft of Fiction
  • Environmental Writing
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Advanced Topics Workshop: Slay Them with a Sentence
  • Graduate Fiction Workshop

Recent Publications

Hassinger, A. (2018). Asterisk: A Love Story.

Hassinger, A. (2017, Apr 14). The Dam That Wasn’t.

Hassinger, A. (2016). After the Dam. Red Hen Press.

Hassinger, A. (2016, Jun 3). Higher Education in Illinois is Dying.

Hassinger, A. (2016). Lentil Power: The story behind Timeless Seeds. SIERRA Magazine.

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