- Teaching Associate Professor
Dan McMillan has a B.A. and M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University where he focused on pop culture studies and fiction and poetry writing. He received his M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Pittsburgh where he currently teaches composition, creative writing, and technical writing.In pop culture studies he is interested in the way that cultural mythologies (like the American Dream) both author and reflect society’s shared values and tensions and can simultaneously bind us and blind us. He is also interested in genre fiction and how contemporary authors have broken and blurred strict genre lines like hard science fiction or horror to create remarkable works, both written and visual (Netflix’ Stranger Things is one such example). In his teaching he enjoys discovering the fresh and new, and writing that explores the familiar in unfamiliar ways.