Warren Gary Rochelle, Professor of English, earned a Ph.D. (1997) in English and an MFA (1991) in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, after receiving an M.S. (1978) in library service from Columbia University and a B.A (1977) in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Rochelle has had his work published in several journals including Foundation, Extrapolation, and Paradoxa, as well as in two essay collections, More Lights than one on the Fiction of Fred Chappell (2004) and Teaching Ideas for University English: What Really Works (2004). His critical work, Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin, was published by Liverpool University Press in 2001. He has given numerous conference presentations, most recently on “Writing Fantasy, Writing Self: Incorporating the Autobiographical into the Fantastic” at the Great Writing/International Creative Writing Conference in London.
His creative works have appeared in various journals such as The North Carolina Literary Review, Beyond the Third Planet, Forbidden Lines, Coraddi, Aboriginal Science Fiction, Colonnades, and Graffiti, as well as the Asheville Poetry Review, GW Magazine, Crucible, The Charlotte Poetry Review, Romance and Beyond, Collective Fallout, and Icarus. Dr. Rochelle also is the author of three novels: The Wild Boy (2001), Harvest of Changelings (2007) and The Called (2010). He has been interviewed about his writing on WTVR’s “Virginia This Morning Program,” on Richmond Independent Radio station WRIR, and in print publications including the Free Lance Star, among others.
Among his awards is the Fullerton Merit Award for Teaching from Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. He has received a Faculty Development Professional Activity Grant from Mary Washington, as well as a 2008 Sabbatical Award. In addition, he has received awards in various contests, including a third prize in the Briada Press Short Story Contest and a second prize in the Coraddi fiction contest. Dr. Rochelle is involved in the National Council of the Teachers of English, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Science Fiction Research Association, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, and the American Association of University Professors.