Monica West

Monica West

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Monica received her B.A. from Duke University, her M.A. from New York University, and her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she was a Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow. She has received fellowships and awards from Hedgebrook, Kimbilio Fiction, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.


  • MFA, Iowa Writers' Workshop
  • MA, New York University

Prior Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Fiction, University of San Francisco

Awards & Distinctions

  • Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow (Iowa Writers' Workshop)

  • Whiting Award

  • Kimbilio Fiction Fellow

  • Hedgebrook Writer in Residence

  • Barnes and Noble Discover New Writer

Selected Publications