Title: Lecturer of English
Department: Language, Literature, and Communication
Office Location: Jordan Hall 216
B.S. from University of Wisconsin-Platteville
M.F.A. from University of Tennessee
Ph.D. from University of Tennessee
creative writing, contemporary literature, film studies
Lance Dyzak completed his Ph.D. in creative writing in 2021 and joined the English program at Central College in 2022. As a doctoral student, he completed a novel called “Arrangements” for his creative dissertation, which was a finalist in the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. His writing has also appeared in national publications such as Southwest Review, Southern Indiana Review, New Limestone Review and elsewhere. His creative work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and twice awarded the John C. Hodges Graduate Writing Prize for Fiction. His essay, “So What If It’s Fake?” investigating Umberto Eco’s concept of “hyperreality,” won the McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Non-Fiction by Southern Methodist University. At Central, he teaches courses in creative writing, including Intro to Creative Writing, Short Story Writing and The Personal Essay.