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Chad Gusler

POSITION: Associate Professor

DEPARTMENT: Language and Literature

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | RLN 215

PHONE: (540) 432-4167


Chad Gusler holds an MFA in fiction writing from Seattle Pacific University and an MA in religious studies from Eastern Mennonite Seminary. His stories have been published or are forthcoming in Broad River Review, Driftwood, Southwest Review, Punt Volat, Relief, The Other Journal, and elsewhere. His short story “flyBaby,” recently published by The Maine Review, was a finalist for the 2020 Calvino Award, judged by Joyce Carol Oates, and his short story, "Man of Sorrows," is a 2022 finalist for the Ron Rash Award in fiction (Maurice Carlos Ruffin, judge).

In addition to his teaching duties at EMU, Chad helps coach swimming with the EMU varsity women's triathlon team.


BS, Eastern Mennonite University (Bibical Studies & Theology)
MA, Eastern Mennonite Seminary (Religion)
MFA, Seattle Pacific University (Creative Writing)

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