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Liz Derrington

College of Arts and Sciences
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Boston University, Bachelor of Arts
University of New Mexico, Master of Fine Arts
Academic History

Washburn University, Lecturer, Spring 2013 to present

Washburn University, Adjunct Instructor, Spring 2008 and Fall 2011 to Fall 2012

University of New Mexico, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2004 to Spring 2006

  • EN 100 A, Developmental English
  • EN 101 B, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 E, Freshman Comp
  • EN 178 A, Fantasy
  • EN 190 A, Film Appreciation
  • EN 300 VG, Advanced Composition
  • EN 315 A, Reading as Writers
  • EN 390 A, Aspects Of Film
  • EN 393 B, Lit Of Pop Culture
Scholarly Interests/Activities

Creative writing (fiction and nonfiction), composition, women’s literature, Queer literature, and popular culture.

Career Accomplishments



  • “Night of the Millers.” Creative Nonfiction. Poems for the Queer Revolution (Anthology). 2014.
  • “Prophecy.” Poetry. Inscape. 2014. 
  •  “Becoming a Kansan.” Creative Nonfiction. North Dakota Quarterly. Spring 2014.
  •  Reviews of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Romance titles. Publishers Weekly. September 2012 to present.
  • “What You Don’t Know Could Fill a 20-Volume Set.” Fiction. seveneightfive. October 2010.

C-TEL Certificate of Teaching and Learning 2015-2016