Creative Nonfiction, Writing Pedagogy, and Composition
Steph Liberatore is a writer and professor in the English Department, teaching creative writing, literature, and advanced composition for undergraduates. Her work has appeared in River Teeth, Sweet: A Literary Confection, Cream City Review, Inside Higher Ed, and elsewhere, 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.
Liberatore, Steph. "Bug Girl(s)." Delmarva Review, Forthcoming.
Liberatore, Steph. "Are We Doing It Wrong? Teaching Argument to College Students in a Polarized Nation." Inside Higher Ed, 31 August 2022.
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. "How Being a New Professor is a Lot Like Being a New Mom." Inside Higher Ed, 20 January 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.
Term Faculty Study Leave, Fall 2023
Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, September 2021
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
ENGH486 RS: Senior Capstone - Writing Nonfiction for Publication
ENGH486 RS: Senior Capstone - Writing Nonfiction for the Public
ENGH399: Creative Nonfiction Writing
ENGH396: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGH302B: Advanced Composition (Business)
ENGH302M: Advanced Composition (Multidisciplinary)
ENGH202: Women & The Essay: Then and Now (Texts and Contexts)
ENGH202: Memoir in the Age of Social Media (Texts and Contexts)
ENGH201: Reading and Writing About Texts
ENGH101: First-Year Composition
“Writing the Investigative Memoir: Lessons Learned from the Writers Who Dunnit.” w/ K. Ali, R. Andersen, C. Rowe, J. Lee. Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference. Seattle, 2023.
“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.