Ryan Futrell (Program Coordinator)
Assistant Professor Ryan L. Futrell is a 1997 Cedarville graduate. After graduation, he earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has taught creative writing, literature, composition, and developmental learning courses at UNCG, Elon University, and now at Cedarville. Since coming to Cedarville, Professor Futrell 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" (scheduled for publication in August of 2006). He has taught at Cedarville since 2003.
Professor Harner serves as Professor of English and teaches Technical and Professional Communication, a program which she developed at Cedarville in 1984. She has successfully brought the program to a full major. Along with her teaching responsibilities, she is an independent consultant and contract writer and serves on the Society for Technical Communication's (STC) Board of Directors. Professor Harner was named a Fellow of STC in 2001, received the STC Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1997, and also received the first STC Faculty Internship Grant in 1997. Professor Harner has also helped to create and sustain one of the most successful student chapters of STC. She has been at Cedarville since 1981.
Julie Moore began teaching at Cedarville University in 1999 after teaching for ten years at nearby Wilberforce University. Professor Moore directs the university's writing center, and she teaches dramatic literature and freshman composition. She presently serves on the CU African-American Advisory Council. In addition, her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Heartlands, Christianity and Literature, The Christian Century, The Penwood Review, Mars Hill Review, Radix, Confluence, and Miller's Pond.