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Kelsey Peterson

Kelsey Peterson

Assistant Teaching Professor of English

215 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays 11am-12:30pm via Zoom, Thursdays 12:30pm-2pm via Zoom, or by appointment (check Canvas or email me for links!)


  1. M.F.A. in Fiction Writing, Washington University in St. Louis
  2. B.A. with highest honors in English, University of Rochester

Professional Bio

Kelsey Peterson has been assistant teaching professor of English at Pennsylvania State University since fall of 2018. Previously, she taught at The Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester and at the State University of New York at Geneseo. She is a recipient of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, for which her work will be anthologized in PEN America Best Debut Short Stories (Catapult, 2019). She is also a finalist for the 2019 Chautauqua Janus Prize. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, West Branch, and Meridian. She holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was an Olin Fellow.