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Kristen Gentry

Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing
Welles 226B
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Kristen Gentry received her M.F.A. from Indiana University and has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2007. She often teaches the courses Advanced Fiction Workshop, Creative Nonfiction Workshop, Reading as a Writer, Foundations of Creative Writing, and Hip Hop and Contemporary American Literature. She received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015. Gentry is the director of the Creative Writing program at SUNY Geneseo and is currently working on her manuscript, Mama Said.

Gentry advises the Geneseo MiNT magazine and is a fellow for the SUNY Geneseo’s Writer’s House. She also serves as the advisor to the Alpha Delta Epsilon sorority.


  • ENGL 201: Foundations of Creative Wrtg

    An intermediate-level writing workshop involving assignments in various literary forms. Class discussions will focus on student work as well as work by published authors.

  • ENGL 202: RdgWriter:Finding Your Story

    A creative writing class designed to give students opportunities to practice and refine their writing skills in one or two genres. Students may take twice for credit under different subtitles. Topics may include point-of-view and perspective in short fiction, creating characters, the persona poem. There is an emphasis on close reading, critical thinking and revision. Frequent writing required.