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Liz Derrington

Lecturer, English
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 101 O, Freshman Comp
  • EN 190 A, Film Appreciation
  • EN 207 A, Beginning Nonfiction Writing
  • EN 300 Q, Advanced Composition
  • EN 300 R, Advanced Composition
  • EN 300 VF, Advanced Composition
  • EN 300 VI, Advanced Composition
  • EN 307 A, Advanced Nonfiction Writing
  • EN 390 A, Aspects Of Film
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.