Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow
The Dana Emerging Writer Fellow works half-time for the college, teaching two courses: Introduction to Creative Writing and a first-year academic writing course. The Fellow also serves as an advisor for Cornell’s student literary journal Open Field and assists in the planning and direction of Cornell’s visiting writers programs. The position is also designed for the Fellow to pursue his/her own creative work.
2012 - 2013 Emerging Writer Fellow
Mayer has studied fiction writing at Brown University, the University of Montana and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His short stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and anthologized in New Stories from the Midwest. He has worked as a writing teacher for nearly 10 years, teaching creative writing to elementary, middle, and high school students and to undergraduates in the University of Iowa’s writing program.During the previous two academic years he worked for the University of Iowa’s Iowa Writers Living Learning Community—a “writers’ dorm” for first-year students interested in creative writing—and helped manage the Writers’ Workshop’s reading series.