Christian Kiefer, Ashland MFA Director

Dr. Christian Kiefer

Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Building: 
Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Office Number: 
101
Department: 

Bio

  • 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), and Kingdom of Wolves (forthcoming from 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

I work in...

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

Events

Mar
22
Along with free performances by area high school jazz ensembles...Read more
Mar
24
Rebecca Young of Sherwood, Oregon presents her junior vocal recital...Read more
Mar
24
In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, the Ashland...Read more
Mar
31
Dr. Thomas Reed presents his annual faculty recital along with...Read more
Apr
1
Under the direction of Elizabeth Procopio, the AU Percussion Ensemble...Read more