Loyola University Chicago

Writing Program

Michael Meinhardt

Senior Lecturer

  • Office Location: Loyola Hall 213
  • Phone Number: 773.508.2247
  • E-mail: mmeinhardt@luc.edu


Teaching Philosophy:

Writing, thinking, and speaking are all close cousins of the same brain functions and they rely on sensory stimulation from environments and communities. All of my classes, whether creative writing, critical writing, or literary in content, are both a laboratory and a community that allows for aggregate and recursive learning within a familiar yet expanding intellectual territory. Self-awareness of scope, purpose, and real application of knowledge guide the development of techniques and skills. Students can expect to appreciate the differences between being academic, scholarly, and intellectual, and to have a foundation for the self-agency necessary to perform accordingly in their writing, thinking, and speaking interactions throughout their lives.


  • BA, Purdue University
  • MA, Loyola Marymount University
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Program Areas

  • Contemporary American Fiction and Poetry
  • Writing Center Theory and Practice
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Post-Modern Studies
  • Professional Writing
  • Business Writing
  • Creative Writing in Fiction and Poetry


  • “What It Comes To,” Weber: The Contemporary West.  Spring 2009.
  • “A Feign of Imminent Gestures,” Weber: The Contemporary West. Spring 2009.
  • “Poetry,” The Antioch Review. Spring 2009.
  • “Honor Amongst Thieves,” Best New Poets 2005. Fall 2005.