Rebecca Boyle

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Professional Title
Assistant Professor, English Graduate Faculty

Originally from Maine, I have spent the last five years in the Midwest—my adopted home. After I received my M.F.A., I coordinated online literary programming for the University of Iowa's International Writing Program and served as a workshop moderator for their summer MOOC, How Writers Write Poetry. Since 2013, I have had the privilege to teach a variety of writing courses at UMD, from first-year writing to upper-division fiction. I am currently working with students in Honors Advanced Writing to publish Aisthesis, UMD’s annual interdisciplinary honors journal. Outside of teaching, I read for Split Rock Review, an online literary magazine, and enjoy reading and writing poems and essays.


M.F.A., Poetry, University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 2011
B.A., English and Spanish, Wellesley College, 2008

Courses Taught

WRIT 1120: College Writing
WRIT 3110: Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters
WRIT 3140: Advanced Writing: Human Services
WRIT 3150: Advanced Writing: Science
WRIT 3160: Advanced Writing: Social Science
WRIT 3180: Honors Advanced Writing
ENGL 4292: Literature into Film
ENGL 5116: Advanced Writing of Fiction