Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Diane Thiel is the author of ten books of poetry, nonfiction and creative writing pedagogy, including Echolocations, Resistance Fantasies, The White Horse: A Colombian Journey, and Winding Roads: Exercises in Writing Creative Nonfiction, among others. Thiel is also a widely published translator. Her translation of Alexis Stamatis’s novel, American Fugue, received an NEA Award. Thiel's work appears in many journals, is re-printed in over sixty major anthologies, and has been translated widely. She has received numerous awards, such as a 2010 PEN Translation Award, the Robert Frost and Robinson Jeffers Awards, the Nicholas Roerich Award, and she was a Fulbright Scholar. Thiel received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brown University and has taught undergraduate and graduate creative writing for twenty years. She also developed and taught in several writer-in the schools programs over the years. Thiel was named UNM Regents' Professor for the 2022, 2023, and 2024 academic years.