Stephanie L. Liberatore

Stephanie L. Liberatore

Stephanie L. Liberatore

Associate Professor

Creative Nonfiction and Composition

Stephanie L. Liberatore is a writer and professor in the English Department, teaching creative nonfiction writing, literature, and advanced composition for undergraduates. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Inside Higher Ed, River Teeth's Beautiful Things, Scary Mommy, Bethesda Magazine, Cream City Review, and others and her columns regularly appeared in The Science Teacher, a peer-reviewed journal for educators.

She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from George Mason University. 

Selected Publications

Liberatore, Steph. “Ticking.” Beautiful Things (River Teeth). Forthcoming.

Liberatore, Steph. “Fat Lip.” Cream City Review, vol. 44, no. 2, 2020, pp. 44–49.

Liberatore, Stephanie L. "Coronavirus Chronicles: Morning Adventures With My Children." Bethesda Magazine, 27 June 2020.

Liberatore, Stephanie L. "I'm a Teacher, But I Gave Up on Homeschooling My Kids." Scary Mommy, 13 May 2020,

Liberatore, Stephanie L. "Like New Professor, Like Mom." Inside Higher Ed, 20 Jan. 2020,

Liberatore, Stephanie L. “Sixteen Reasons to Move to San Francisco, or Not.” EDGE, vol. 8, 2014, pp. 39–50.

Liberatore, Stephanie L. “Under My Father’s Tree.” Hot Metal Bridge, no. 23, 2013,

Grants and Fellowships

Term Faculty Development Fund Grant, Spring 2020

Residency Grant, PostGraduate Writers Conference, Summer 2018

Term Faculty Development Fund Grant, Spring 2017

Mason 4-VA OER Grant, Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Term Faculty Development Fund Grant, Summer 2016

Residency Grant, The Vermont Studio Center, January 2014

Courses Taught

ENGH399: Creative Nonfiction Writing 

ENGH396: Introduction to Creative Writing

ENGH302B: Advanced Composition (Business)

ENGH302M: Advanced Composition (Multidisciplinary)

ENGH202: Memoir in the Age of Social Media (Texts and Contexts)

ENGH201: Reading and Writing About Texts

ENGH101: First-Year Composition


Recent Presentations

“Writing Groups After College: How to Start and Keep a Group to Support Your Creative Writing.” Write On: Creative Writing After College Panel, Elizabethtown College, 2021.

“Alternatives to the Traditional Workshop.” Creative Writing Pedagogy Symposium, George Mason University, 2021.

"The Faculty Learning Community: Reigniting Faculty Learning through Peer-to-Peer Teaching and Institutional Collaboration" (w/ J. Matthews, L. Fernandez, J. Messier, L. Lister). Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017.