Traci Connor

Traci Connor



Traci O. Connor


Assistant Professor of English

Alternate Title A

Co-Chair of Liberal Arts


Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts



Wood Hall


(740) 245-7188


Rio Grande Main Campus

Office Hours

Office Hours

varies by term, posted at office door



PhD University of Utah: Literature and Creative Writing

M.F.A. University of Utah: Creative Writing Fiction

B.A. Brigham Young University: English Literature



Book: Recipes for Endangered Species. Tarpaulin Sky Press. (2010).

Journal, Magazine, and Anthology publications:


      “Haunt.” Storyscape Review (Winter 2018).

       “Ruination.” Superstition Review (Tempe, AZ: Summer 2018).

       “BFH.” Versal (Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Fall 2013).

       “How to Make a Zombie.” LIT Magazine (New York, NY: Spring 2010).

       “The Fat Man’s Daughter.” The Pinch (Memphis, TN: Spring 2010).

       “Goat.” The Portland Review (Portland, OR: Spring 2010).

 “Starla and June.” Gargoyle 53 (Arlington, VA: 2009).

The Flying Codona.” Mid-American Review XXVIII Number 2 (Bowling Green, OH: Fall 2008).

 “Marina.” DIAGRAM III (Del Sol Press: 2008).

 “Maui.” DIAGRAM III (Del Sol Press: 2008).

“Van Gogh Dreams.” H_NGM_N 6 (2007).

 “Pleasure.” Southern Gothic Online (2006).

“Cat.” New Standards: The First Decade of Fiction at Fourteen Hills (14 Hills Press: 2005).

 “Love Like That.” The Madison Review (Madison, WI: Spring 2005).

 “This Part.” The Georgia State University Review (Atlanta, GA: Spring 2005).

 “A Photographic Catalog of the Trip to San Antonio.” Red Rock Review (Las Vegas, NV: Fall 2004).

“Three Johns.” Spork Magazine 2.2 (Tucson, AZ: Spring/Summer 2003).

 Poetry and Non-Fiction:

 “Light.” Bending Genre online. (March 2015).

“Wandering.” Indiana Review. (2012)

“Wreckage.”  Thumbnail Magazine. (2012)

“Tiny little cages.”  Thumbnail Magazine. (2012)

“Ninjas.” Thumbnail Magazine. (2012)

“Shiny pieces.” Thumbnail Magazine. (2012)

“Vampire” in the multi-authored chapbook, Mother Horse.  Sidebrow Press. (2012)

 “Baptism.”  Mad Hatter’s Review. (Spring 2012)

“Brother A__.” Mad Hatter’s Review. (Spring 2012)

“Smoke.” Mad Hatter’s Review. (Spring 2012)

“Water tower hymn.” Mad Hatter’s Review. (Spring 2012)

“Fork.” Mad Hatter’s Review. (Spring 2012)

“Buried.” Devil’s Lake. (2011)

“Church.” Devil’s Lake. (2011)

“Romance.”  Fringe Magazine. (2011)

“Little Bird.” Fringe Magazine. (2011)

“Lakehouse.” Fringe Magazine. (2011)

“Wings.” Redivider. (Spring 2011)

Cicada.” PANK Magazine. (Fall 2010)

“Five Gallon Bucket.” PANK online.(June 2010)

“Midnight Movies.” PANK online. (June 2010)

“What Happens Next.” Green Mountains Review. (Johnson, VT: Spring 2010).

“Secrets.” Green Mountains Review. (Johnson, VT: Spring 2010).

“Vampire.” Sidebrow Fall (2009).

“At My Husband’s Graveside.” Contemporary Verse 2 (Winnipeg, MB: Spring 2008).

“When You Wanted Him Dead” Contemporary Verse 2 (Winnipeg, MB: Spring 2008).

“Horror.” Margie 6 (Chesterfield, MO: Fall 2007).

“The Drift of the Sun.”  Limestone: A Journal of Art and Literature (Lexington, KY: 2005).

“The Stairs to My Basement.” Barrowstreet (New York, NY: Winter 2004).

“Bathwater.” Poet Lore 99 (Bethesda, MD: Fall/Winter 2004).

“Red.” Poet Lore 99 (Bethesda, MD: Fall/Winter 2004).

 Critical Essay:

 “We Who Have Completely Learned From Seeing at What We Are Looking.” Welcome

            Table Press. 2011

 Academic Advising:

 The OHIO Advising Guide. Spring, 2015 (Co-author).

Presentations & Lectures


“Integrating Reflection into Strengths-Based Assessment.” Accepted presentation. First Year Experience National Conference, Atlanta, GA. February 2017.

 “What Makes You Strong? Focus on Student Strengths to Manage Challenges.” Professional Development for FYE and Advising. OHIO University, Athens, OH. March 2016.

 Insight: Steel Magnolias. Triad Stage, Greensboro NC. April 2011.

             “The Telling Detail.” North Carolina Writers Network Spring Conference. April 2011.

 “Reconsidering the Experiment: What We Are Looking At.” AWP Conference, Washington D.C. February 2011.

 “How to Make a Zombie: Changing the World by Exploring the Dark.” ACLA Conference, Harvard University. March 2009.

Experience & Service


Appreciative Adviser National Certification


Areas of Expertise

Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, Contemporary Literature, Monster Theory

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