Program Faculty

Creative Writing Program

Lakeland University's Creative Writing Faculty

Meet our Creative Writing team

Lakeland’s experienced Writing faculty takes great pride in working one-on-one with all students. While the primary instructors are well-versed in all facets of the written word, Karl Elder is a national award-winning poet and has published 13 collections while Jodie Mortag’s creative work appears in numerous literary magazines, and she is an expert in fiction and nonfiction.

“We give our students a real taste of everything they need,” says Elder. “When our students leave this institution, they will be fundamentally sound.”

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Jodie Mortag, M.F.A.

Jodie Mortag, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Writing

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Karl Elder, M.F.A.

Karl Elder, M.F.A.

Fessler Professor of Creative Writing & Poet in Residence

Experiential Education

Experiential Education

Successful Job Placement

Lakeland's Cooperative Education program will provide Creative Writing students with 12-18 months of full-time work experience and academic credit for their work. A combination of scholarships and wages will help significantly reduce or eliminate post-graduation debt.

Experiential Education

Interested in Lakeland University's uniquely expressive and artistic Creative Writing program? Contact us today.