Cathy Irwin, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Writing

Cathy Irwin received an MA and Ph.D from the University of Southern California. She teaches Creative non-fiction and poetry, and she is currently working on an oral history project.


Sean Bernard, MFA   // Associate Professor of Creative Writing // Editor, Prism Review

Sean Bernard ( holds degrees from Arizona, Oregon State, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including Sequestrum, Quarterly WestLIT, EPOCH, Glimmer Train, West Branch, Front Porch, and Santa Monica Review. His first novel, Studies in the Hereafter, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press; his collection Desert sonorous won the 2014 Juniper Prize and is forthcoming from UMass Press; his chapbook, Nuclear, is out from CutBank Books; and he’s won artist-grants from groups in Washington, D.C., Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and the 2010 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange Award.