Emily Jo Scalzo holds a BA in creative writing from Purdue University and an MFA in creative writing from California State University-Fresno. She is currently an assistant teaching professor at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Her work has appeared in various magazines including Midwestern Gothic, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Blue Collar Review, Ms. Fit Magazine, Third Wednesday, Melancholy Hyperbole, New Verse News, Leaves of Ink, and others. Her first chapbook, The Politics of Division, was published through Five Oaks Press in 2017.
Assistant Teaching Professor
Ball State University, Muncie, IN, Fall 2013 – Present
Courses: freshman composition, research, and introductory creative writing
Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN, Spring 2011 – Spring 2013
Courses: core curriculum English composition
Kankakee Community College, Kankakee, IL, Spring 2011 – Summer 2013
Courses: remedial and freshman-level English composition
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MFA in Creative Writing
California State University, Fresno, 2010
B.A. in Creative Writing
Purdue University, 2006
Research and Publications
- “Gun Control.” (poem) Disarm: A Gun Sense Anthology. Eds. Laura Roberts and Maggie McGarvey. Black Heart Magazine, April 2017.
- The Politics of Division. Five Oaks Press, March 2017.
- “To My Father.” (poem) Scarlet Leaf Review. December 2016. Online.