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Meagan Nyland: School of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

Meagan N Nyland , MFA

Senior Lecturer
English | School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Meagan Nyland
Office Location
Garrison Hall S223 Campus Map


MFA Creative Writing and Publishing Arts, University of Baltimore
with honors

B.S. Mass Communications: Television and Radio, Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville
Dean's Scholar, Cum Laude

B.A. English, Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville
Dean's Scholar, Cum Laude

Professional Experience

  • Stevenson University
    • Senior Lecturer, 2015- present
    • Summer Writing Workshop:
      • Director 2018 - present
      • Co-Director, 2017
      • Teacher 2014-2015
    • Adjunct of English, 2010-2015
    • Course Redesign Institute Co-Director 2012
  • StraighterLine, Inc.
    • Freelance Grader, 2013 - present
  • Towson University
    • Adjunct of Academic Literacy, 2014-2015
  • Carroll Community College
    • Adjunct of English, 2009 - 2015
    • Writing Lab Tutor, 2010
  • Village Learning Place
    • Summer Enrichment Teacher 2009
      • Comic Books
      • Bookmaking
  • Weight Watchers
    • Leader, 2009 -2010
  • Barnes & Noble University Booksellers
    • Trade Publication & Online Ordering Manager 2009
  • Penultimate Press
    • Editor's Assistant, 2007

Committee Work

  • Stevenson University
    • Faculty Council ad hoc Human Resources subcommittee Secretary
  • Carroll Community College
    • Academic Council Adjunct Representative 2014/15
    • Senate Adjunct Representative 2013/14

Volunteer & Enrichment

  • Global Game Jam
    • Site Organizer, 2017 - present
  • Stevenson University
    • Faculty Mentor
    • 2012 Faculty v.s. Student Basketball game for the American Cancer Foundation
    • Course Redesign Institute Attendee, 2011
  • Certificate of Online Adjunct Teaching
  • AWP
    • Member & Attendee, 2010, 2011, 2017
    • Participated in "On the Same Page" Free Mind's service project, 2017
    • Presented "Getting into the Grove of Group Work," 2014
    • Attendee, 2013, 2014, 2015
    • Attendee, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 2011 Roar of the Robots Lego League Presentation Judge at Carroll Community College
  • Village Learning Place
    • Community Enrichment Teacher in Creative Writing, 2009


Fiction is written under Meagan Noel Hart

  • Upcoming "A Minor Discrepancy" The Corvus Review, Spring/Summer Issue: July 1st, 2018
  • Upcoming "A Spicy Admirer" A Wink and a Smile, part of Smoking Pen Press's Read on the Run Series 2018
  • "Counting Stars," and "We Are Lions" Writings to Stem Your Existential Dread, A Scribes Divided Anthology 2018

  • Upcoming 2018 publication of "The Time Between Us" Fiction War Summer, Finalist 2017

  • "Bacha Posh" East Jasmine Review Fall 2017

  • "Writing Horror with a Pulse" Guest post at Writing Belle, October 31st, 2017

  • 5 Stories with the team Sneaky Little Scribes in 72 Hours of Insanity, 2017 edition​

    • "Heavy Petting" Story Idea, Co-author

    • "Derailed" Story idea, Co-author

    • "The Silent Treatment," Co-author

    • "Bobby and Zack" Editor

    • "The Last Chapter" Story Idea, Head Author

  • "The Mermaid of Braxton Bay" 72 Hours of Insanity, 2017 edtion

  • "The Not So Unthinkable Brenda Lee" Mothers Always Write, May 2017 -- Nominated for Best of the Net!

  • "The Silent Truth" Unusual Pet Tales, Part of the Read on the Run Series 2017

  • Whispers & Fangs, Collection of Short and Flash Ghost and Horror Stories, 2016

  • Twisted Together, Flash & Short Story Collection 2010, 2016

  • A Short Stack of Silly Shorts for the Morally Sidetracked, Collection of Humorous and Bizarre Flash Stories, 2008, 2012, 2016

  • "You, Me, and the Blackbird" University of Baltimore 10th Anniversary Chapbook, 2015

  • "Bequest" Everyday Fiction, 2013

  • "Better off Gone" Welter, Spring 2009

  • "If I Were a Bird" Young Author's national poetry award winner. Poem toured country.


Prof. Nyland teaches introductory English classes in writing and literature, such as ENG 151 Writing from Sources, ENG 152 Writing about Literature,  ENG 224 Introduction to Creative Writing, and various topics in ENG 281 such as Video Games: The Art of Interactive Stories and ENG 225 such as Writing Through Experience (Travel Writing) and Writing Video Games and Other Interactive Stories.


Writers Workout Teams Champion 2017, 2018
Team Captain 2018

Nominated Best of the Net 2017 by Mothers Always Write for her poem "The Not So Unthinkable Brenda Lee" 

Fiction War Finalist, Summer 2017

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