Ryan Futrell


Professor Futrell is a 1997 Cedarville Graduate. He has taught creative writing, literature, composition, and developmental learning courses at UNCG, Elon University, and now at Cedarville. Since coming to Cedarville, he has served as a faculty advisor for the student literature journal, The Cedarville Review. Professor Futrell has published poetry in such journals as The Cresset, 88: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, caketrain, Poetry Motel, and Flights.  He has published short fiction in Virginia Adversaria, Harper Palate, Zone 3, and Square Lake.  He has had stories nominated for Scribner's Best of the Fiction Workshops, New American Voices, and has twice been nominated for The Pushcart Prize.  His story, "Mythologies" has recently been selected by W.W. Norton and Company for inclusion in an upcoming anthology entitled, "Flash Fiction Forward." He has taught at Cedarville since 2003.

Education and Credentials

  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • B.A. in English from Cedarville University


  • Creative writing
  • Bowling
  • Photography
  • Gardening

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