Van Newell

Van Newell

Senior Instructor


  • B.A., History, University of Montevallo, 2000
  • M.F.A., Writing, Columbia University, 2004
  • Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Alabama, 2020


Van Newell has been awarded the Hackney Award, the Alabama Writers Conclave Award, and a fellowship from the United States Department of Education America Reads Program. He has also been short-listed for a Pushcart Prize, a Humanitas Prize, the SideWrite Prize, and the Lascaux Prize. His writing has been published in Modern Southern Folklore, The Lascaux Review,,, New Guard Review, Aura, and Writers Forum among others.