Tanya Perkins is an assistant professor of English and coordinator of the creative writing program at Indiana University East, where she teaches composition, professional/technical and fiction writing. She earned an MA at Western Washington University and an MFA at Murray State University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals, including Fiction Southeast, The Raleigh Review, Big Muddy, Wilderness House Literary Review, The Forge, Certain Circuits, Arcadia, Emrys and others. She is a fiction editor at Sliver of Stone and currently working on a collection of interlinked short stories.
Research interests include creative writing assessment, online resume-writing processes and service learning methods in the professional writing classroom.