Megan Doney is a professor of English at New River Community College in Dublin, Virginia, where she has taught since 2008. She was a Fulbright scholar in South Africa in 2007, and during the 2015-2016 academic year, she was a research fellow at the University of The Free State in that same country, studying reconciliation after school violence and working on this book. She has shared her scholarship about the intersections of learning, teaching, and trauma at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual meeting, and Old Dominion University’s annual conference on teaching writing. She earned a B.A. in English from the College of Wooster in Ohio, an M.A. in English from Colorado State University, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Lesley University.
Megan's work appears in Inside Higher Ed; Vice.com; the anthology If I Don’t Make It, I Love You, a collection of writing by school shooting survivors; Earth and Altar; and Creative Nonfiction. Her essay “The Wolf and the Dog” was a runner-up in Creative Nonfiction’s Memoir contest and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. An early draft of her book was one of 19 semifinalists in the 2017 Kore Press Memoir Contest, judged by Cheryl Strayed.
Megan has been featured on the radio program “With Good Reason,” sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, as well as the podcasts Mind Of State, hosted by Betty Teng and Jonathan Kopp, and The Personal Element, hosted by Tavi Black and Christine Junge.
She is represented by Jennifer Chen Tran at Folio Literary.