Meet the Faculty

Ezekiel Jarvis

Ezekiel Jarvis

Associate Professor - Creative Writing/Division Chair

Contact Details

309-467-6473
zjarvis@eureka.edu

PhD English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008
MA English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2002
BA English & Math, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000

Humanities

Burrus Dickinson 301

Research Interests:

My research interests include contemporary fiction, creative writing, graphic novels, and representation in fiction. My current projects include a collection of satirical essays and my blog, on which I am rewriting the short stories from my first collection to include a more diverse set of characters.

Teaching Interests:

Creative writing, American Literature, Humor in Writing, Composition

Professional Activity:

My books include So Anyway… a collection of introductions to poems that don’t exist, and In A Family Way, a collection of short stories. I have presented at a number of conferences, including AWP’s national convention, and I have over three dozen short stories published in various magazines.

Community Engagement:

I have served on the PTO for my daughter’s school as well as on a community advisory board for Unit 5 schools.

Uniquely Eureka Experience:

I love watching students progress during their time at Eureka. At other, larger schools, it can be hard for faculty to get to know students, but at Eureka, we make close connections and we can easily see a student grow over the course of their studies.

About:

I live with my wife and daughter. I enjoy cooking, reading, watching movies, and writing personal information about myself.