Elizabeth Moore


Associate Professor of Writing, Coordinator of Humanities

BA, Barnard College
MFA, CUNY-Hunter College

Courses Taught

Writing I
Writing II
Creative Writing
Advance Writing Workshop
World Lit I

Teaching Focus/Philosophy

I teach that writing—whether it's creative or rhetorical—is a process, not a product.


The Words of Every Song (Random House, 2007)
Heft (W.W. Norton, 2012)
The Unseen World (W.W. Norton, 2016)

Short Stories:
"Our Neighbors the Bells" (Narrative Magazine, 2011)
"The Start of Something" (The Drum, 2011)
"Tourists" (Five Chapters, 2012)
"Shy-Shy" (Tin House, 2013)
"How to Be a Man" (The Book of Men, MacMillan, 2013)

"Nipping Plagiarism in the Bud: Teaching Novice Science Writers How to Paraphrase." (The Write Stuff: Journal of the European Medical Writers Association, 2006)

"Re-Reading Hobby Horse Hill" (The Tottenville Review, 2011)
"A Family Fairy Tale, Twice Told" (New York Times, 2012)

Book Chapters:
"Finding Inspiration as a Writer" (Perspectives on Creativity, Vol. 2, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012); "Nowhere But Here: Scenes from Kensington" (The Rust Belt Rising Almanac, The Head & the Hand Press, 2013)

Awards and Honors

Athenaeum Literary Award (Athenaeum of Philadelphia)
Heft, a novel, named to "Best of 2012" lists by NPR and the Apple iBookstore
Heft long-listed for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Medici Book Club Prize
ArtsEdge Residency (University of Pennsylvania)
Susan Hertog Fellowship (Hunter College)

Elizabeth Moore
Office: HFH 319
Phone: 267-341-3320