Porter Shreve, MFA

Porter Shreve

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty • Administrative Director

(415) 422-6708 Downtown Campus, 101 Howard Street


Porter Shreve teaches part-time in the MFA in Writing Program and is full-time Director of Administration for the MA in Professional Communication Program. Before coming to USF, he spent eight years as Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Purdue University, where he was also Professor of English. A fiction and nonfiction writer, he is the author of the novels The Obituary Writer, Drives Like a Dream, When the White House Was Ours, and The End of the Book. His books have been included on best of the year lists in several newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is co–editor of seven fiction and essay anthologies, including The Contemporary American Short Story.

Administrative Director, MA in Professional Communication
MFA, University of Michigan

The Obituary Writer

Drives Like a Dream

When the White House Was Ours

The End of the Book

The Contemporary American Short Story

Awards & Distinctions

New York Times Notable Book

Chicago Tribune Book of the Year

Borders Original Voices