English faculty

Richard Sowienski, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of English

M.F.A., University of Iowa
B.L.S., University of Iowa



Professor Sowienski brings to his students varied teaching experience and an extensive background in the publishing industry. He served as managing editor for The Missouri Review while also teaching composition courses and supervising publishing internships at the University of Missouri. He fulfilled a variety of roles during a 20-year career at the Meredith Corporation, including parenting and education editor of Better Homes and Gardens, founding editor of Raising Teens, and senior editor of Country America. As advertising sales promotion manager for Successful Farming, he won more than 80 communication awards.

Sowienski has been a workshop instructor for Writer House and a panelist for Associated Writing Programs. His Master of Fine Arts degree is in nonfiction writing.