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Dr. James Brubaker , Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of University Press

Office: Grauel 205

Curriculum Vitae

I believe in a student-centered, active classroom environment.

What area do you teach?

Creative Writing, Fiction, English, Composition


2003 Bowling Green State University - BS in Secondary English Education 2006 Wright State University
MA in English 2013 Oklahoma State University
Ph.D. in English, Creative Writing - Fiction

Your philosophy of teaching:

I believe in a student-centered, active classroom environment. Through cooperative effort, we strive to build a supportive community of writers in every class.

Why did you decide to teach?

Teaching is invigorating and challenging. It keeps me on my toes and keeps me growing and active with my own creative work.

Credentials/career path

I taught as a teaching assistant at Wright State and and Oklahoma State. Then I taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State for one year before starting at Southeast. My stories started getting published while I was at Oklahoma State, and at this point dozens of my stories have been published in print and online, and I'm the author of three story collections and one novel. I also serve as editor and published of Southeast Missouri State University Press.

Professional Highlight

Each of my book publications.


Winner of the Subito Press book prize for fiction, 2013.
Winner of the Pressgang Press book prize for fiction, 2014.

Organization with which you are involved

Southeast Missouri State University Press

Most Recent/Notable Published Work

The Taxidermist’s Catalog. Braddock Avenue. 2019.
Black Magic Death Sphere: (science) fictions). Urban Farmhouse Press. 2018.
Liner Notes. Subito Press. 2014.
Pilot Season. Sunnyoutside Press. 2014.

Best advice for students

If you want to write, read and write as much as you can.


Grauel 236
Department of English
One University Plaza, MS 2650
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701