Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

Marian Crotty

Associate Professor

Marian Crotty

Marian Crotty is the author of What Counts as Love, which was longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Award. Her fiction has appeared in literary journals such as The Kenyon Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Southern Review as well as Best American Short Stories 2020. Her essays, two of which have been listed as notable essays for the Best American Essays series, have appeared in journals such as The Gettysburg Review, The New England Review, and Electric Literature. She is an assistant editor at The Common, a literary journal based in Amherst, Massachusetts that publishes writing with a strong sense of place. Her hobbies include reading and hiking with family. 


Maryland Hall 043P
Writing Department
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21210

Phone: (410) 617-5502
Fax: (410) 617-2934


Florida State University, Ph.D.
Arizona State University, M.F.A.

Courses Taught

WR100 Effective Writing    
WR200 Intro to Creative Nonfiction   
WR230 Intro to Poetry and Fiction
WR355 Travel Writing
WR385 Special Topics in Creative Writing: Reading Like a Writer (Short Fiction)
WR385 Special Topics in Creative Writing: Reading Like a Writer (Writing about Place)
Writing Fiction

Selected Publications

“Love at a Distance,” The Gettysburg Review, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Fall 2014)
“It’s New Year’s Eve, and This Is Dubai,” New England Review, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Fall 2013)

For more information visit my website.

Amber Davis


Amber’s interdisciplinary major and minor allow her to explore different paths that incorporate her academic passions and career pursuits

English, Communication, Writing