Shena McAuliffe earned a B.A. in English literature from Colorado State University, an M.F.A in creative writing: fiction from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Utah. She was also a graduate writing fellow at the University of Utah Graduate Writing Center.
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.