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Dr. Patrick Crerand, Ph.D.

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    Dr. Patrick Crerand, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of English

    Originally from Ohio, I have now spent over fifteen years down south, five of which were in Lafayette, Louisiana where I cultivated a love of gumbo and fried shrimp po-boys.  Saturdays in the fall, my mind migrates north where it lives and dies with Ohio State football.  I play guitar (badly), listen to Springsteen (too much), and share a name with a distant cousin who played soccer for Manchester United in the 60s, though none of that football prowess has rubbed off on me (yet).  I have a micro-collection of stories titled The Paper Life They Lead (Arc Pair Press).  My writing has appeared in places like North American Review, New Ohio Review, The Collagist, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Conjunctions, The St. Petersburg Times, Tarpaulin Sky, Ninth Letter, Cimarron Review, New Orleans Review and other journals.  I also co-created and edit the online journal Lightning Key Review.


    • Ph.D. in English, University of Louisiana-Lafayette
    • MFA in Fiction, Bowling Green State University
    • BA in English Literature, The Ohio State University

    Courses Taught

    • Creative Writing,
    • American Literature,
    • Senior Seminar,
    • Composition