Corrinne Clegg Hales
Mai Der Vang
Starting fall 2019 | Author site
Jefferson Beavers (communication specialist)
Jefferson Beavers is a multimedia storyteller with more than 20 years of professional experience in journalism, strategic communication, and higher education. He works as a Communication Specialist in the Department of English, serving the Creative Writing Program as its communications coordinator and administrative support assistant.
In the community, Jefferson also serves as board president for the all-volunteer cultural arts nonprofit Fresno Filmworks, on the advisory council for Valley Public Radio, and as president of the Fresno State Creative Writing Alumni Chapter.
Jefferson earned his MFA degree in creative nonfiction and his bachelor’s degree in print journalism, both from Fresno State. A native of Dinuba, California, in the heart of Tulare County raisin country, he has lived in Fresno since 2001.
Student Assistants (2018-19)
The Normal School magazine: Rodolfo Avelar, Nou Her
Philip Levine Prize book contest: Anthony Cody, Javier Lopez, Kirk Alvaro Lua, Danielle Potter
Recent Visiting Authors
English Department: Tina Mozelle Braziel, C. G. Hanzlicek, Maxine Hong Kingston, Li-young Lee, Maceo Montoya, Elda María Román, Steven Sanchez, Patricia Smith, Yazmin Monet Watkins
Alumni series: Marisol Baca, Michelle Brittan Rosado, Ethan Chatagnier, Brian Dunlap, Ronald Dzerigian, Sarah Fawn Montgomery, Steven Sanchez, Elizabeth Schulte Martin
English Department: Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Venegas, Reyna Grande, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, Glover Davis, Gary Y. Okihiro, Jericho Parms, Rachel Rinehart, Mai Der Vang, Shawn Wen, Julia Wertz
Andrés Montoya Symposium: Francisco Aragón, Marisol Baca, Sara Borjas, David Campos, Daniel Chacón, Kenneth R. Chacón, Sarah A. Chavez, Ronald Dzerigian, Stephanie Fetta, Rigoberto González, Cynthia Guardado, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Juan Luis Guzmán, Nancy M. Hernandez, Tim Z. Hernandez, Juan Felipe Herrera, Lee Herrick, Paul Martinez-Pompa, Maceo Montoya, Richard Montoya, Monique Quintana, Teresa Tarazi, Emma Trelles, Felicia Zamora
Laureate Lab: HAUNTIE, Lee Herrick, Jackie Huertaz, Marilyn Lopez, S. Bryan Medina, Joseph Rios, Steven Sanchez, Sylvia Savala, James Tyner, Andre Yang
Arturo Arias, Kenneth R. Chacón, Kristin FitzPatrick, Ru Freeman, Carmen Giménez Smith, Tim Z. Hernandez, Andrea Jurjević, Suzanne Lummis, Biljana D. Obradović, José Orduña, Sasha Pimentel, Michele Poulos, Kristen Radtke, Wendy Rose, Dixie Salazar, Solmaz Sharif, Mai Der Vang, Jerald Walker, Gary Young
David Campos, Michele Elam, Myriam Gurba, Juan Felipe Herrera, Kerry Howley, Dennis Maloney, MariNaomi, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Wendy C. Ortiz, Jen Percy, Christine Poreba, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Justin Torres, Khaty Xiong
Sherman Alexie, Adelina Anthony, Christopher Buckley, David Campos, Victoria Chang, Marilyn Chin, Matthew Gavin Frank, John Gery, John C. Hampsey, Lee Herrick, Justin Hocking, Michael Jaime-Becerra, Leslie Jamison, Sam Lipsyte, Manuel Muñoz, Elena Passarello, Brynn Saito, Jeffrey Schultz, Jon Veinberg, Chelsea Wagenaar, Josh Weil