Student Awards


L-R: Professor Leslie Petty, Justin Davis, Eilidh Jenness, Professor Caki Wilkinson, Brittney Threatt, Professors Ernest Gibson and Scott Newstok.

Brittney M. Threatt  Cynthia Marshall Award

Justin A. Davis  John R. Benish  Award for Excellence in the Study of English

Amy Benson

Amy Benson teaches creative writing, particularly literary nonfiction and fiction, and has an interest in experimental, genre-fluid prose and work from under-represented voices.  She taught most recently at Fordham University where she was a Visiting Writer in Prose and in the graduate and undergraduate Creative Writing Programs at Columbia University.  At Columbia she directed the Undergraduate Creative Writing Major for several years and co-created and taught Columbia’s first creative writing abroad program: Paris, Then and Now.  


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