Christian Kiefer, Ashland MFA Director

Dr. Christian Kiefer

Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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  • Joined Ashland University as the new director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in January 2017
  • He is the author of The Infinite Tides (Bloomsbury), The Animals (W.W. Norton), One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left to Hide  (Nouvella Books), Kingdom of Wolves (Liveright / W.W. Norton), and Phantoms: A Novel (Liveright/W.W. Norton), in addition to other works in poetry, fiction, and drama
  • Kiefer's scholarly publications focus on American literature
  • As a professional musician, has released a number of albums primarily in the folk rock and avant garde traditions
  • Came to Ashland from American River College in Sacramento, California, and has taught fiction in the Sierra Nevada College low-residency MFA

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Ashland University’s English department teaches students to read well, think carefully, and write clearly, logically, and creatively with the goal of achieving intellectual rigor and contextual understanding. Majors Offered: English, Creative Writing, and Integrated Language... Read More