Meet Dr. Jessica Bowers.
Dr. Jessica Bowers is an assistant professor of English and a writer of short fiction. She won the 2014 Midwest Short Fiction Prize and the 2016 Winter Anthology Prize. She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and she has received consideration for several other awards and honors. Her work on literary tourism was published in Poe Studies, and her short fiction has appeared in publications and literary journals like The Portland Review, cream city review, Redivider, StoryQuarterly, The Indiana Review, Zone 3, Oyez Review, and more. Through her creative writing expertise, she can help you expand your craft to give you a stronger understanding of how to create engaging, powerful stories.
Assistant Professor of English
- Ph.D., University of Missouri
- M.A., Hollins University
- B.A., Goucher College
As you analyze American, English, and world literature, you can use your online B.A. in English to invigorate your own writing. Creative writing is a key aspect of understanding how language is used in the context of culture, and Maryville instructors such as Dr. Bowers teach from their extensive experience.
During more than 10 years of teaching, Dr. Bowers has taught a diversity of courses and content, but the bulk of her work is focused on the art of writing — the research process, composition, storytelling, fiction writing, and critical analysis. In addition to her years as a professor, Dr. Bowers has a history in fiction, nonfiction, and criticism publication that spans nearly two decades.
As your instructor, Dr. Bowers brings her extensive knowledge and experience to the online classroom to help you reflect on literature, workshop your ideas, and push your writing further. She is emblematic of the standard to which we hold our online B.A. in English faculty. Our academic community comprises authors and writers who publish regularly, appearing in both academic and literary journals. Join Maryville, and our online English degree faculty can help you advance as a writer in your chosen field.