Affiliate Instructor of Writing
David R. Belz, a member of the writing faculty at Loyola since 2002, has been teaching writing and communication for more than 30 years. In addition to serving as the internship coordinator for Loyola's writing department, he teaches such courses as Effective Writing, History of the Essay, Contemporary Essay, and Speech Writing and Delivery. He graduated from Loyola College with a B.A. degree in English and Creative Writing in 1978 and earned his M.A. from St. John's College in Annapolis.
An Addy award-winning writer, he has worked in publishing and business communication since 1985 and has served as a corporate communications writer and consultant for such organizations as Constellation Energy Group, Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, The Baltimore Sun Company, The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, and Becton Dickinson Diagnostics.
In 1973, as a Maryland State Arts Council literary competition finalist, he studied fiction writing with novelists James M. Cain and J.R. Salamanca at the University of Maryland in College Park. His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in such publications as The Baltimore Sun, The Evening Sun, The City Paper, The Valley Times, The Catholic Review, The New Southern Literary Messenger, The Oregon Review, The Antietam Review, The MacGuffin, and The Cynic.
White Asparagus, a collection of his essays, poetry, and fiction, was published in 2010.
Read a sample of his work here.