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Theodore Pelton

Theodore Pelton

Name:

Theodore  Pelton

Title:

Professor

Department:

English

Email Address:

tpelton@tntech.edu

Phone:

(931) 372-3345

Office:

Henderson Hall (HEND) 218B

About

Ted Pelton is a fiction writer and author of four books, more than 50 published stories, and numerous essays, articles, and reviews. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature and an Isherwood Foundation Fellowship. The nonprofit small press he founded and directed for 15 years, Starcherone Books, was an important voice in innovative fiction and the growth of small press literary publication in the early 2000s. Dr. Pelton currently contributes his expertise to advisement of the TTU English department's literary magazine, The Iris Review, as well as teaching courses in Fiction Writing, The Novel, and both classic and contemporary works of American and World literature. He received a TTU award for Excellence in Critical Inquiry Instruction for 2019, and has taught a senior seminar on Literature and Black Lives Matter in the Honors Program. Dr. Pelton has a PhD in English from the University at Buffalo and a Masters in Creative Writing from University of Colorado, Boulder.