Delighted to be joining Albion College

I will be joining the Albion College English Department starting in 2012-13 as a visiting assistant professor of English with initial responsibility for teaching multimedia journalism and composition and advising the Albion Pleiad. I also anticipate a role in developing courses in professional writing.

After teaching mainly literature and creative writing these last six years, I’m excited to have an opportunity to contribute to another academic program, particularly at Albion College, where I started to get to know the students and my new colleagues during the latter half of the Fall 2011 semester, when I was a leave replacement for fiction faculty member Danit Brown.

One of my greatest joys at Kalamazoo College has been knowing students well enough to write for them when they’ve applied to graduate programs in literature or creative writing. I’m especially enthused now about giving back in a similar way to the field of journalism.


By Glenn Deutsch

Glenn Deutsch’s writing has appeared in The Literary Review, Confrontation, Post Road Magazine, Gargoyle Magazine, Notre Dame Review, Exposition Review, New Delta Review, River City (now The Pinch), and Fiction Southeast, among other literary publications; in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and Poets & Writers; and in daily and alternative weekly newspapers including The Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Isthmus, and Shepherd Express. Glenn has been an editor at Third Coast, Men’s Health, The Milwaukee Journal, and other publications. He earned his PhD in English/creative writing at Western Michigan University, in 2006, after careers in journalism and other fields, and taught writing and literature at Kalamazoo College for six years as a visiting professor, followed by journalism at Albion College for six years as a visiting professor. In 2018, he left academia to write full time. He has completed a novel and is at work on a story collection and novella. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with his wife and son, and is also the proud father of an adult daughter.