Joshua Cross

J. Cross

Joshua Cross

Senior Lecturer

Phone: 843-349-4118 Email: Office Hours:



Dr. Cross is the author of Black Bear Creek: Stories (Southeast Missouri State UP, 2021), which won a 2022 Independent Press Award for short story collections. His work has appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, Big Muddy, Puerto del Sol (forthcoming) and elsewhere.  


Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2015

M.A., English, UNC Charlotte, 2006

B.A., Shepherd College, 2003

Interesting Facts

Publications May 2020 to April 2021

Black Bear Creek: Stories. Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2021.

Teaching Areas

Creative Writing and Composition

Research Areas 

Fiction Writing