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Mr. Cory McClellan
Assistant Professor of English

C. McClellan

Cory McClellan was born and raised in Casa Grande, Arizona.  He earned a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona in 1999.  In 2004, he received an MFA in Creative Writing (specializing in poetry) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Mr. McClellan has been a member of the University of the Cumberlands Department of English since 2007.  During this time, he has assisted in preparing the student journal Pensworth and designed special  English Compositon courses for students needing more intensive instruction.  He has become a mentor for many of the writing students in UC’s creative writing program.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 130       Fundamentals of College Writing
  • ENGL 131       English Composition I
  • ENGL 132       English Composition II
  • ENGL 335       American Literature since 1865
  • ENGL 330       Science Fiction Literature and Film
  • ENGL 339       Creative Writing Poetry
  • ENGL 432       Studies in Modern Literature: Poetry
  • ENGL 438       Advanced Composition



Mr. McClellan’s poetry has appeared in Mississippi Review, Redactions, KultureVulture, The Journal of Kentucky Studies, Café Review, and Xavier Review