Faculty and Staff
Susan P. Morehouse
Professor English
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Seidlin Hall 209
Department: English  
Office Hours:
Tue: 10-11:15

Thu: 10-11:15
Fri: 10-11:15
Phone: 607.871.2173  
Personal Message:  

Professor Morehouse teaches workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction with an emphasis on the lyric essay and on character. Her current project is a novel set in West Virginia where she grew up. Though fiction, it reflects her love of the environment and her interests in girls and women and women's writing.

A former Chair of the Division of English, Professor Morehouse has served on numerous college committees, most notably the Assessment Committee and the Promotion and Tenure Committe for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as committees on curricular transformation. She teaches regularly in the First-Year Experience program for new students, and she is also the Director of the Creative Writing Institute for high school students, held in Alfred in late June.

Susan P. Morehouse
M.F.A.: Fiction
University of Virginia, 1984

Teaching Interests

Workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and playwriting

Honors courses in "great characters" and romance writing

Women and literature

Fairy tales

Children's  and young adult literature

Selected Publications

Short story: "Let the Dogs In," Sycamore Review, 28:2. June 2017.

Micro essay: “Spinning,” Citron Review, November 2014. 

Essay: “Angel of the City,” Apalachee Review, October 2014.

Micro essay: “Baggage,” Star 82, June 2014.

Essay: “Stereopticon, Shotgun, Blender,” Phantom Drift, June 2014.

Flash: “Fireman’s Carnival, Boonsboro, 1979,” Beloit Fiction Journal, March 2014.

Essay: “What You Said, What I Meant,” New Ohio Review, Issue 15, September 2014.

Essay: “The Bath,” Outside In Literary Travel Magazine, Issue 16, January 2014.

Essay: “Time Pieces,” NOR (New Ohio Review), Fall 2011.

Flash fiction: “She Tries to Explain What Happened,” New South, Spring 2011.

Essay:"The Ventriloquist's Daughter." The Southern Review. Winter 2006.

Essay:"Imagining Flight When I Am Still." The Southern Review. Fall 1989.

Honors and Awards

"What You Said, What I Meant" (New Ohio Review 2014) listed in 100 Notable Essays. Best American Essays 2015.  Ed. Ariel Levy. 2016.

Finalist: Paper Nautilus 2015 Vella Chapbook Contest for "The Girl on the Bridge," 2015

Finalist: New Letters Essay award and Arts & Letters Prize, 2008.

Million Writers Award, Notable Stories of 2004, storySouth, June 2005.             

Abigail Allen Award in Women's Studies, Alfred University, 2005. 

Imagining Flight When I Am Still" (The Southern Review, 1989), listed in 100 Notable Essays, Best American Essays 1989. Ed. Robert Atwan. 1990.


Kruson Award for Excellence in Teaching, Alfred University, 1997, 2000.