Kellie Wells

Kellie Wells

Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing


  • PhD, Western Michigan University
  • MFA, University of Montana
  • MFA, University of Pittsburgh

Research Areas

  • Creative Writing


Kellie Wells was awarded the Flannery O’Connor Award and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Compression Scars, a collection of short fiction. She’s also a recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award for emerging women writers and the Baltic Writing Residency.

Her novel Skin was published in the Flyover Fiction Series, by the University of Nebraska Press, edited by Ron Hansen. Her work has appeared in The Kenyon ReviewNinth LetterThe Fairy Tale Review, and was selected by Kevin Brockmeier for inclusion in the 2010 Best American Fantasy. Her second novel, Fat Girl, Terrestrial, was published by FC2 and was a finalist for the Paterson Prize in Fiction. Her second collection of short fiction, God, the Moon, and Other Megafauna, is the recipient of the Sullivan Prize, and is out from the University of Notre Dame Press.

She’s a graduate of the writing programs at the University of Montana, the University of Pittsburgh, and Western Michigan University.