Melissa Gish photo Ms. Melissa R. Gish
Associate Professor of English, Language and Literature Department
309C Harry B. Heflin Administration Building
304-462-6325
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Education

M.F.A, B.S. -Minnesota State University, Mankato

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Gish joined the Glenville State faculty in 2010 from New Mexico State University, Carlsbad. She teaches English composition and special topics in literature and film. Professor Gish’s research and writing interests are nonfiction science, wildlife, and natural history. Her publications include more than 90 books for young readers. She is an editor at Aji Magazine and also writes poetry and short fiction.

Recent Books:

  • Living Wild: Elk. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2017.
  • Living Wild: Lemurs. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2017.
  • Living Wild: Llamas. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2017.
  • Living Wild: Pelicans. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2017.
  • Living Wild: Prairie Dogs. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2017.
  • Living Wild: Seahorses. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2017.
  • X-Books: Alligators. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2017.
  • X-Books: Killer Whales. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2017.
  • X-Books: Lions. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2017.
  • X-Books: Piranhas. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2017.
  • X-Books: Sharks. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2017.
  • X-Books: Snakes. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2017.
  • Living Wild: Armadillos. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2016.
  • Living Wild: Foxes. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2016.
  • Living Wild: Manatees. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2016.
  • Living Wild: Ostriches. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2016.
  • Living Wild: Peacocks. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2016.
  • Living Wild: Rays. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2016.
  • Living Wild: Sloths. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2016.
  • Living Wild: Snow Leopards. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2016.

Recent Articles:

  • “Power and Inspiration: Two Women Writers Talk about Their Culture and Art.” Aji Magazine Spring 2017: 24-29.
  • “Crime, Creativity, and Craft: Novelist Allen Eskens Answers My Questions About the Best Book I've Read in Years.” Aji Magazine 2016: 17-23.
  • “Horror and Effort: A Conversation with Ron Reikki.” Aji Magazine Fall 2015: 16-22.
  • “Merging Past, Present, and Future: A Conversation with Alex Nodopaka.” Aji Magazine 2015: 19-26.