Jason Skipper

Associate Professor of English

Jason Skipper

Office Location:Hauge Administration Building - Room 227-I

  • Professional
  • Biography

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Co-Director of the Visiting Writer Series at PLU


  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 2005
  • M.A., Miami University at Oxford-Ohio, 2001
  • B.A., University of North Texas, 1999

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Creative Writing
  • Fiction Writing
  • Nonfiction Writing
  • Contemporary Literature



  • Artist Trust Grant for Artist Projects, 2016
  • The Hambidge Center, Fellow, 2016
  • Sewanee Writers' Conference, Fellow, 2015
  • PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, Finalist (for HUSTLE), 2012


Jason Skipper is the author of the novel Hustle (Press 53 2011), which was selected as a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Fiction. His fiction has appeared in numerous publications, and he has received awards and recognition from Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, and Crab Orchard Review. His nonfiction appears in the anthology Being: What Makes a Man (University of Nebraska-Lincoln Gender Programs 2015) and South Writ Large. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize Anthology for both fiction and nonfiction. In addition, Jason has been a Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and The Hambidge Center for the Arts. He has presented at the Association of Writer’s Conference, The Miami International Book Festival, GetLit!, and Wordstock.

He currently teaches all levels of fiction writing (Intermediate Fiction Writing, Special Topics in Fiction Writing, and The Capstone in Fiction Writing) and Introduction to Poetry and Fiction Writing. He also teaches creative nonfiction writing (Autobiographical Writing, Place-Based Writing, and Biographical Writing) and literature (Masculinity and Violence and The Short Story Cycle).

He is also a Co-Director of the Visiting Writer Series at PLU, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.

To read an interview in which Jason discusses his novel Hustle, his writing process, ways music influences his writing, and his current project, visit this link.

For further information, please visit his website.