Teaching Experience

Thomas McNeely is an experienced teacher of fiction writing, literature, and composition courses.  He has taught undergraduate fiction writing at Stanford University as a Jones Lecturer, at Emerson College, and at Clark University.  He is also an experienced instructor of adult fiction writing students at Grub Street Writers, the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and the Stanford Online Writing Studio.  He currently teaches in the Emerson College Honors Program and the Stanford Online Writing Studio.

Below is a summary of his teaching c.v.



Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Emerson College, May 1997

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, University of Texas at Austin, June 1991



Ghost Horse, Gival Press, 2014

Stories in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Epoch, Story Quarterly, Night Train, New South

Non-fiction in Ninth Letter

Reviews in The Rumpus, The Boston Book Review, and The Harvard Review.



Honors Program Instructor, Emerson College, 2012-present

Fiction Writing Instructor, Emerson College, 2008-present

Fiction Writing Instructor, Stanford Online Writing Studio, 2012-present

Jones Lecturer in Fiction, Stanford University, 2003-2006

Adjunct Professor of Literature, California College of the Arts, 2006

Honors Program, Fiction Writing, Literature, and Composition Instructor, Emerson College, 1997-2001

Fiction Writing Instructor, Grub Street Writers Workshop, 1997-99

Creative Writing Instructor, Clark University, 1999

Composition and Literature Instructor, Suffolk University, 1997-99.



Massachusetts Cultural Council, Artist Fellowship Program, Finalist in Fiction, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Prose, 2008

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Margaret Bridgman Tuition Scholarship in Fiction, August, 2007

Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship, Stanford University, 2001 – 2003

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residence Grant, 2003

Jesse H. Jones Creative Writing Fellowship, J. Frank Dobie Paisano Fellowship Project, 2000

St. Botolph’s Foundation Grant-in-Aid, 2000

MacDowell Colony Fellowship, 1999

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, August 1998

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