Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Fiction Writing; Theory of Fiction; Image in Narrative; Trauma as a Structural Element of Narrative; and Food in Fiction
Dan Mueller is the author of two collections of short fiction, How Animals Mate (Overlook Press 1999), winner of the Sewanee Fiction Prize, and Nights I Dreamed of Hubert Humphrey (Outpost 19 Books 2013). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Free State Review, Gargoyle, Solstice, Booth, Chicago Quarterly Review, b(OINK), The Iowa Review, The Writing Disorder, Story Quarterly, Santa Fe Writers Project Online Journal, Joyland, The Missouri Review, The Cincinnati Review, Prairie Schooner, CutBank, Another Chicago Magazine, Orchid, Wandler, The Mississippi Review, Timbuktu, The Crescent Review, and Playboy. Mueller's work has also been anthologized in Going Mental: Essays on the Fringe, The Mississippi Review 30 Year Anthology, Boomtown: Explosive Writing from Ten Years of the Queens University of Charlotte's MFA Program in Creative Writing, Surreal South, Playboy's College Fiction, Henfield Prize Stories, and Elvis in Oz: New Stories and Poems from the Hollins Creative Writing Program. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Henfield Foundation, Iowa Writers' Workshop, and University of Virginia. He directs the Creative Writing program at University of New Mexico and serves on the Creative Writing faculties of the Low-Residency MFA Program at Queens University of Charlotte and Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop.