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Ivan Rodden

Dan Rodden

Assistant Professor

McMurran Hall 217
(757) 594-7955


  • Ph D in English, University of Illinois
  • MA in English, University of Illinois
  • BA in Literature, Wheaton College


Fiction Writing
Creative Writing
Fabulist Writing
African American Drama
Creative Nonfiction Writing


Drama - African American playwrights and presentation
Performance Theory
Creative Writing Pedagogy
Cultural representation and interpretation in creative writing


Ivan Rodden (aka Ivan Faute) is a graduate of The Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He primarily teaches creative writing courses in prose and playwriting. His creative work appears under the name "Ivan Faute" and has appeared in over three dozen literary journals and magazines including The Southeast Review, Harpur Palate, and The Pinch. His plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Houston, and London.

  • Theatre - Write play
    "Lack of Milk". NY Summerfest. Hudson Guild Theatre. New York, NY.
  • Theatre - Write play
    "The Social Drama Play Play". Gallery Players. The Gallery Players Theater. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Theatre - Write play
    "Emeline Pettifogs". Funhouse Anthology III. The Slate Theater. Seattle, WA.
  • Drama - Anthology
    "Lost Sock Laundromat, Astoria, Queens". LIC One Act Festival Volume 3. The Secret Theatre. New York, NY.
  • Short Fiction - Anthology
    "Watermelon Baby". Darkhouse Books. Descansos Anthology. Berkeley, CA, USA.
  • Ivan Rodden, Lit Youngstown Fall Litfest, "After Twilight: Learning to Write Better by Using Published Works," Youngstown, OH. (2018)

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