Lynn Petrillo

Clinical Assistant Professor of English
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Seidlin Hall
Mon: 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Tue: 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Wed: 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Fri: 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm

"Word by word, thought by thought, act by act, we influence the universe."



  • PhD: English and Creative Writing, Binghamton University, 2002
  • MA: English and Creative Writing, University of California, Davis, 1992
  • BA: English and Education, Lafayette College, 1990

Research, Publications, & Presentations


  • Alfred University's Opening Convocation Address, "A First Lecture: 'I Am You' and Other True Unities," 2010
  • Alfred University's Bergren Forum, "Let All of This Be Part of the Story, Too: Connective Art," 2009
  • The Gathering: A Literary Conference for Readers, Writers, and Thinkers, "The Blur: Merging Genres," 2007

Research & Publications

  • Five Poets, "Not All Embraces Can Be Balanced," Spring 2006
  • Paterson Literary Review, "While We Are Broken Open: A Review of Arthur L. Clements' The Book of Madness and Love," 2002
  • William and Mary Review, "Afterbirth," 2002
  • Storyquarterly, "Seventh Street Dancers," Fall 2001
  • Confrontation, "Sometimes, When It's Too Much," Winter 1997
  • TriQuarterly, "Lovesong," Winter 1996
  • The Kenyon Review, "Invisibly Dying Grass," Winter 1996
  • Antioch Review, "One Step From Doing," Winter 1996
  • New Stories from the South: The Year's Best 1995, "Teams," Fall 1995
  • The Gettysburg Review, "Tight Like That," Summer 1993
  • African American Review, "Like Sparrows," Fall 1992
  • High Plains Literary Review, "China," Fall 1993
  • Another Chicago Magazine, "Writes from the Mother of Raju," Spring 1993
  • Sonora Review, "Kara," Spring 1992


  • Alfred University's Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009
  • Binghamton University Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2001-2002
  • Binghamton University Newhouse Fellowship, 1998
  • The O. Henry Awards, Honorable Mention, "One Step from Doing," 1997
  • Pushcart Prize, Special Mention, "Tight Like That," 1994-1995
  • Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, 1st Place, "Like Sparrows," 1992

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