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Joshua Cross

Senior Lecturer

Contact Joshua Cross

Brittain Hall 326

Fall 2023 Office Hours
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 8:00 - 8:50am
Tuesdays/Thursdays - By appointment
*Please email for an appointment. 

Writing is something that you can never do as well as it can be done. It is a perpetual challenge and it is more difficult than anything else that I have ever done—so I do it. And it makes me happy when I do it well.” ― Ernest Hemingway, On Writing


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