Tina May Hall
Department Chair, the Christian A. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Professor of Literature and Creative Writing
Tina May Hall is the author of the novel, The Snow Collectors (Dzanc Books 2020), the story collection, The Physics of Imaginary Objects (Drue Heinz Literature Prize, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010) and the chapbook, All the Day’s Sad Stories (Caketrain Press, 2009). Hall is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and residencies at Yaddo and Vermont Studio Center. Her fiction has appeared in a variety of literary journals.
Her teaching interests include fiction, flash fiction, letterpress, monsters, the gothic, technology’s relationship with the body, and experimental women writers. She earned a master's of fine arts in fiction from Bowling Green State University and a doctorate from the University of Missouri.
Recent Courses Taught
Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Senior Seminar in Creative Writing
Contemporary American Fiction
- Story included in Best Microfiction, 2019<
- Dzanc Fiction Prize Finalist, 2017
- National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, 2014
- Winner of the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature, 2010
- The Snow Collectors. Dzanc Books, 2020.
- The Physics of Imaginary Objects. Winner of the 2010 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010.
- All the Day’s Sad Stories: A Novella in Short Shorts. Pittsburgh: Caketrain Press, 2009.
- “The Extinction Museum: Exhibit #207 (Glass Coke Bottle—Labeled “Helium”)” Beautiful Things (online component of River Teeth), June 2021. (Nonfiction) (nominated for Best of the Web 2021)
- “The Extinction Museum: Exhibit #28 (incandescent bulb, unlit),” Best Microfiction 2019, edited by Dan Chaon, Meg Pokrass, and Gary Fincke, Pelekinesis Press, 2020.
- “33° 25’ 55” N, 111° 52’ 34” W," Corium Magazine. March 2011.
- “36° 42′ 0″ N, 67° 7′ 0″ E,” The Broken Plate. March 2011.
- “F Is For.” The Broken Plate. March 2011.
- “Visitations.” The Collagist. September 2010.
- “Last Night of the County Fair.” Wigleaf. September 2010.
- “This Is a Love Story, Too.” Fairy Tale Review. Fall 2010.
- “By the Gleam of Her Teeth, She Will Light the Path Before Her.” The Collagist. January 2010.
- “For Dear Pearl, Who Drowned.” Water-Stone Review. Fall 2009.
- “In Your Endeavors, You May Feel My Ghostly Presence (Instructions for Contacting the Dead).” Descant. Fall 2009.
- “Chromosome 6.” With Trudy Lewis. Iris. Spring 2005.
- Chair of Literature and Creative Writing Department 2022-
- Academic Council 2022-
- Director of Creative Writing 2019-2022
- Chair of Committee on Appointments 2021-22
- Committee on Appointments 2019-2022
- Middle States Accreditation Steering Committee 2019-2021
- Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Board 2013-2018
- Committee on Academic Policy 2012-2013
- Student Fellowships Committee 2006-2013
- Dean of Faculty Search Committee, 2010-11
- Judicial Board, spring 2010
- Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid, 2006-10 (chair 2008-09), spring 2011
- Supervision of honors theses in fiction, poetry and literature, 2001-present
- Phi Beta Kappa secretary, 2004-08
- Faculty secretary, 2004-05
Appointed to the Faculty2001
Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia
M.F.A., Bowling Green University
B.A., University of Arizona