Faculty & Staff Directory


Jessica Pitchford, PhD

English Instructor


  • PhD, English, Florida State University
  • MFA, Creative Writing (Fiction), McNeese State University
  • MA, English, McNeese State University
  • BA, Art, University of Central Arkansas
  • BA, English, University of Central Arkansas

Courses Taught

  • Studies in Creative Writing (Nonfiction)
  • Studies in Creative Writing (Fiction)
  • English 111 and 112 (Junior English)

Awards, Honors, and Achievements

  • Short fiction has appeared in Prime Number Magazine, Extract(s), Gris-Gris, storySouth, and elsewhere.
  • Novel, Can’t Walk Out, was longlisted for the Regal House Publishing Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction and shortlisted for the 2022 Howling Bird Press Fiction Prize.

Clubs and Societies

  • Creative Writing Club

fun facts

Fiction Editor, Raleigh Review

Joined GSSM in 2017