Teaching and Research Interests
Dr. Stuart's interests include creative writing and composition. Her fiction won the Henfield/Transatlantic Prize from the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, the Joan Johnson Award, and the Garth A. Avant award; her nonfiction was selected by Joshua Harmon for New South journal’s 2012 prose prize; her poetry was selected by Steve Almond for the Best of the Web anthology; and her prize-winning one-act was produced in The Rocky Mountain Playwrighting Festival in Telluride, Colorado. She was recently selected by Columbia University faculty to read from her novel at The KGB Bar in New York City. Past (and forthcoming) publications of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry include: Third Coast, Earth's Daughters, New South Journal, Midway Journal, The New Plains Review, Manor House Quarterly, Opium Magazine, Best of the Web 2008 (Dzanc Books), The Arkansas Review, storySouth, 2River View, The Wisconsin Review, The MacGuffin, The Coe Review, and Phoebe.
She has served as writer-in-residence at The Columbia Training School, a juvenile prison for girls in Mississippi, and won the Ben Mounger Rawls Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she taught before joining the English Department at Bloomsburg University in 2009.
Foundations of College Writing
Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduction to Literature