Jackson Connor

Jackson Connor



Jackson Connor


Assistant Professor of English

Alternate Title A

English Department Coordinator


Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts



Wood Hall


(740) 245-7258


Rio Grande Main Campus

Office Hours

Office Hours

varies by term, posted at office door



B.A. English, Penn State Behrend 2001

M.F.A. English, University of Utah 2005

Ph.D. English, Ohio University 2011




Short Fiction: 

“Watertight Barrels.” Fiction. Number 56: Spring 2010.

“If Dan Were in Charge of Running the 756 Press.” Fourteen Hills. Volume 11.1: 2004.

“Reverberating Us.” Lake Effect. Volume 5: Spring 2001.

“Some Things You Don’t Want to Know about Me.” Tempus. Volume 4: Spring 2000.


“The Novel and Our Lives” Passages North: Writers on Writing Series 30 April 2015.

“On Being a Writer: From the General to the Particular” North American Review blog 04 March 2016.

“Wherever to Montana” North American Review Spring 2016

“Unending Swells of Hills” the blog of Ecotone 09 September 2015

“Speaking of Lineage” Appalachian Heritage Summer 2015.

“Farm Post” AGNI Spring 2015.

“Sticks and Stones” Stealing Time Fall 2014.

“A Good Weapon” River Teeth Spring 2013.

“Hello Governor Romney” We Represent the 47% October 2012.

“Just Figures” Fried Chicken and Coffee 2012.

“Fire” The Portland Review: Spring 2010.

“Apologies” The Portland Review: Spring 2010.

“Woodchuck” The Portland Review: Spring 2010.

“Need” The Portland Review: Spring 2010.

“Whitling” Natural Bridge: Spring 2010 “Need.” Natural Bridge: Spring 2010.

“Rara Avis: How to Tell a True Bird Story.” Post Road 16. Fall / Winter 2008.

Honors & Awards


Denny C. Plattner Award: Best Creative Nonfiction Piece Appalachian Heritage 2015

Guest Blogger Hillbillyspeaks 2014

Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Ohio University) 2011-2013

Guest Blogger (with daughter) Brevity 01-31-13

Finalist, The Journal’s cnf prize “A Good Weapon” 2012 Finalist, Summer Literary Seminar 2012

Finalist, Newport Review “Lives” Flash Fiction Contest 2011

Winner, The Eyes of Babylon National Writing Contest (Prose) “A Good Weapon” 2011

Notable essay in Best American Essays 2009

Runner-up for AWP Intro. Awards Novel Contest 2007

Nominated for AWP Intro. Awards Fiction 2006

Nominated for AWP Intro. Awards Nonfiction, 2005

Finalist, Writers at Work Nonfiction Fellowship, 2005

Nominated for the Best New Voices anthology, 2004

Vice-Presidential Fellowship at the University of Utah 2003-05

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