Pacific University locations will open two hours late Wednesday, March 1, in alignment with local school districts. Campus facilities will open two hours later than their normal operations. Classes scheduled to start before 10 a.m. will be canceled or online at normal times. Check with your programs or faculty. The two hour-delay also applies to Pacific clinics and the Early Learning Community.
Professor Carstens specializes in early twentieth-century Anglo-American literature, with additional interests in fiction from late-nineteenth to contemporary, gender and sexuality studies, and critical and creative writing. Currently her primarily role is administrative, serving as Pacific’s Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
A professor in the English Department, Darlene Pagán teaches creative writing and contemporary literature. She is an Associate Editor in Poetry for Airlie Press, and her publications include poetry (Setting the Fires and Blue Ghosts) and essays. She's at work on a memoir, The Safest Place to Fall, as well as a novel.
Kathlene Postma is a Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. She works primarily in fiction but also publishes and presents poetry, creative nonfiction, and scholarship. Her current writing and teaching interests are the art and history of the fairy tale and the role storytelling plays in healing from trauma. She founded and edited Silk Road Literary Review and is series editor for New Ground Books.