Jan Schmidt

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Distinguished Teaching Professor – Ph.D., Syracuse University
DIRECTOR OF THE CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM
Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir

  • Office: JFT 722
  • Phone: (845) 257-2724
  • E-mail: schmidtj@newpaltz.edu
    • Office Hours:
    • M 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • MWR 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Jan Zlotnik Schmidt is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of English at SUNY New Paltz where she teaches composition, creative writing, American and Women’s Literature, creative nonfiction, memoir, and Holocaust literature courses.  Her work has been published in many journals including The Cream City Review, Kansas Quarterly, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Home Planet News,  Phoebe,  Black Buzzard Review, The Chiron Review,  Memoir(and),and Wind.  Her work also has been nominated for the Pushcart Press Prize Series.  She has had had two volumes of poetry published by the Edwin Mellen Press (We Speak in Tongues, 1991; She had this memory, 2000).  Recently a chapbook, The Earth Was Still, was published by Finishing Line Press.  In addition to her poetry publications, she has edited two anthologies of women’s memoirs (women/Writing/Teaching [SUNY Press 1998] and, with Dr. Phyllis R. Freeman, Wise WomenReflections of Teachers at Mid-Life (Routledge 2000]).  Her literature for composition anthology, Legacies:  Fiction Poetry Drama Nonfiction, co-edited with Dr. Carley Bogarad (deceased) and Dr. Lynne Crockett, is now in its fifth edition.

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