Whitaker, Keysha

Assistant Teaching Professor in Professional Writing/English
Office Phone: 610-396-6134
Office Location: Franco, 144

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Keysha Whitaker’s nonfiction and humor has appeared in many outlets including The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The New York Times. She is a regular contributor to The Writer Magazine, for which she has written several cover feature stories.

In her writing podcast Behind the Prose, she deconstructs the work of contemporary fiction and nonfiction writers. By analyzing and questioning the authors’ choices on mechanics, grammar, structure, and literary technique, she uncovers the best writing lessons that live behind the prose.

She has an MFA from The New School and lives near Philadelphia with an unruly dog, nervous cat (see unruly dog), and long-suffering husband-to-be.


American Society of Authors and Journalists (ASJA), professional member
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), member
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), member