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Erin Pushman

Professor of English, Director of the Writing Center and AWE Program

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I am the survivor of a body-altering motor vehicle accident, the daughter of a metastatic breast cancer survivor, and the mother of two healthy, young children. I am also a natural birth advocate and a La Leche League leader candidate. When I am not teaching, writing, or changing diapers, I can often be found kayaking, hiking, swimming, swing dancing or baking—usually with my husband and children. I also have an advanced SCUBA certification and hope to re-immerse myself in the underwater world as soon as my children get a little older.

Professional Accomplishments

Pushman's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in 1966: a Journal of Creative Nonfiction, the Gettysburg Review, Breastfeeding Today, Cold Mountain Review, Pangyrus, More New Monologues for Women by Women II (Heinemann), Boomtown (Press 53), and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2017 North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant and the current chair of the Donald Murray Prize in Creative Nonfiction from the Conference of College Composition and Communication.


  • BA from Michigan State University
  • MA in English, Writing and Rhetoric from the University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte