Carlos Chism

Carlos Chism

Carlos Chism

Assistant Professor

Composition: Composition Pedagogy, Science Fiction and Fantasy

Carlos Chism is a Term Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University. He received his B.A. and M.A. in English from Penn State University and received his M.F.A. from the University of Maryland, where he won the James A. Robinson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2018. He has previously taught composition and creative writing classes at Penn State, La Salle University, and the University of Maryland. His research interests include science fiction, digital rhetoric, and composition pedagogy. At Mason, he teaches face-to-face, hybrid, and online asynchronous courses, for which he received a Stearns Center Online Teacher of Distinction Commendation in 2023. 

Courses Taught

ENGH 101: Composition

ENGH 202: Contemporary Science Fiction

ENGH 202: Classic Science Fiction

ENGH 302N: Advanced Composition - Natural Sciences

ENGH 302M: Advanced Composition - Multidisciplinary


BA in English Language and Literature, Penn State University, 2014

MA in English Language and Literature, Penn State University, 2015

MFA in Creative Writing - Fiction, University of Maryland, 2018