Professor Andrea Goto advises a SCAD student

A faculty of professional writers

Our faculty at SCAD includes successful writers of every kind: published authors of fiction and nonfiction books, magazine and newspaper journalists, editors, book reviewers and more. In addition to novels, essays, independent volumes and short stories, professors' work has appeared in Glimmer Train, DIAGRAM, Storyglossia, Scribe, The Chronicle, Drafthorse, Nano Fiction and The South Carolina Review, among other publications.

Program leadership

Kathleen (Kate) Newell

Dean (interim), School of Liberal Arts; Chair, liberal arts

Denise Smith

Associate dean, School of Communication Arts; Associate dean, School of Liberal Arts

Chris Millis

Chair, writing

Catherine Ramsdell

Associate chair, liberal arts; writing professor

"As a novelist, I have a real grounding in the nature of writing — language, structure and narrative. These apply on all levels. They are the fundamentals of expression from basic composition to the more advanced forms of writing. At its heart, writing is storytelling."

Jonathan Rabb | Writing professor

Faculty experience

The SCAD writing program is the most innovative in the country, graduating students who are adaptable and dexterous in an ever-expanding digital age.

Our writing faculty have worked with some of the most notable names in the field, including:

  • National Geographic
  • Denver Quarterly
  • Oxford American

A writer's paradise

Dedicated and esteemed professors like these support the student experience at SCAD, along with incredible facilities, annual signature events, visiting writers and publishing professionals, and the chance to study abroad.

Learn more about the SCAD student experience