Joshua Isard

Assistant Professor of English
and Director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing

Joshua Isard is a native of the Philadelphia area and has been teaching creative writing, composition, and literature since 2004. Before coming to Arcadia, he held positions at Temple University and Drexel University.

He completed his undergraduate studies at Temple University and studied creative writing at the University of Edinburgh with acclaimed writers Alan Jamieson and Dilys Rose. He earned a master’s degree in modern literature from University College London.

His fiction has appeared recently in Inscribed, Barrier Islands Review, The Broadkill Review, and Press 1. He also has worked with and written for several publications, including The American Poetry Review and Philadelphia Weekly. His debut novel, Conquistador of the Useless, was published in 2013.

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