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Jean Harper

Assistant Professor of English
Whitewater Hall 267
(765) 973-8571
jeharper@indiana.edu

Education

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, Emerson College, 1991
  • B.A., English, Earlham College, 1982

Current Creative Interests

Creative nonfiction, memoir, documentary work, equine studies.

Selected Publications

  • "Colic," Florida Review, Vol. 17, No. 1-2, pp.11-24. (2014)
  • "A Good Mom." Damselfly Press. (2014)
  • "Neighbors," Harpur Palate, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 38-50. (2013)
  • "Night Ride," North American Review, Vol. 297, No. 2, p. 31. (2012)
  • 1:47: A Documentary Film. Mahallasville Road Productions. (2008)
  • Rose City: A Memoir of Work. Mid-List Press. (Mid-List Press First Series Award) (2005)

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Earlham School of Religion, Richmond, IN Visiting Professor, Graduate Writing Program (2011)
  • Earlham College, Richmond, IN Visiting Instructor, Department of Art (2000; 2002)

Selected Offices Held in National/International Professional Organizations

  • President. Indiana College English Association. 2006 – 2008.
  • Vice President. Indiana College English Association. 2005 – 2006.
  • Individual Artist Grants Review Panel. Indiana Arts Commission. 2002. 2004.

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Best American Essays 2013, Notable Essay; "Colic."
  • Florida Review Editors' Essay Award. 2012.
  • National Endowment for the Arts. Fellowship. Prose. 2012.
  • Scholar/Teacher of the Year. Indiana College English Association. 2011.
  • MacDowell Colony. Residency. 2010.
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Goldfarb Fellowship Award, Creative Nonfiction. 2009.
  • Yaddo. Curtis Harnack Residency for Writers. 2008.