about

Ethan Joella has more than thirteen years of experience teaching writing. He has worked with writers at the high school and college level, and he has delivered workshops in creative writing and effective business communication strategies. He also taught in and directed a college ESL program for many years. He has received outstanding evaluations from students and supervisors, and he has been nominated for prestigious writing and teaching awards.

He has completed book-length editing projects as well as smaller projects such as website editing and instruction manuals and pamphlets. He has served as a consultant for writing instruction and ESL programs and online writing centers.

He holds a BA in English, a MA in Writing, a MS in Psychology, a MFA in Creative Writing, and a PhD in International Affairs and Political Science. A sampling of courses he has taught include Creative Writing, Writing for the Workplace, Experimental Literature, Technical Writing, Writing for the Sciences, Composition, First Year Seminar, Native American Literature, Sylvia Plath Poetry and Prose, and Experiments in Poetry Writing.

He has taught for such schools as Moravian College, The University of Southern Mississippi, University of Findlay, Albright College, and University of Pennsylvania’s ELP.  He is a poetry reader at Ploughshares as well as a 2010 Robert Olen Butler Short Fiction Award finalist and a 2008 Eric Hoffer finalist (that story appears in Best New Writing 2008).   Additionally, his work has appeared in The International Fiction Review, The Broadkill Review, The American, The Collagist, SNReview, Perigee, Tiferet, Paradigm, Retort, Stickman Review, and Journal of Microliterature. 

He has a wealth of references available in support of his teaching and editorial abilities, and he is available to lead on-site business communications, creative writing, and English language workshops.