Ivan Rodden

Department of English

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
    "On Arriving". Searchout Theatre. VAULTS UK. London, UK.
  • Short Fiction - Online Journal
    "Natalie Touches Upon the World". Sweet Tree Review.
  • Theatre - Write play
    "The Dog Show". Will Geer's Theatricum Boatnicum. Botanicum Seedlings Summer Play Readings. Topanga, CA.
  • Theatre - Write play
    "Tornadoland". 5th Floor Theater Company. Readings on the 5th Floor, 5th Floor Theater Company. New York, NY.
  • Theatre - Write play
    "Lack of Milk". NY Summerfest. NY Theater Festival - Summerfest. Hudson Guild Theatre, New York, NY.
  • Theatre - Write play
    "The Social Drama Play Play". Gallery Players - Black Box New Play Festival. The Gallery Players Theater. The Gallery Players Theater, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Short Fiction - Anthology
    "Watermelon Baby". Darkhouse Books. Descansos Anthology. Berkeley, CA, USA.
  • Dan Rodden, PCA ACA Annual Conference, "Fanny, Buster, and Bertolt Walk on Stage: A Collaborative Experiment," Washington, DC. (2019)
  • Dan Rodden, Comparative Drama Conference, "Adaptation, Inspiration, Appropriation," Orlando, FL. (2019)
  • Ivan Rodden, Lit Youngstown Fall Litfest, "After Twilight: Learning to Write Better by Using Published Works," Youngstown, OH. (2018)
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