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Jill Stukenberg


Jill Stukenberg has taught creative writing and college composition at a variety of institutions in different states (New Mexico, Oregon, Illinois), returning to her native Wisconsin in 2010 to teach at the UW-Stevens Point at Wausau campus. Stukenberg writes and publishes her own works of creative writing and presents at conferences and publishes on creative writing pedagogy.

A Wisconsin Teaching Fellow in 2016, Stukenberg takes pride in continually updating and improving her skills as an educator. She wants her students to gain a sense of confidence in their own abilities to critically read, write, and to learn in general. Everyone belongs here in the university community, and everyone has something important to say—worthy of the world taking notice and tuning in. The more students are empowered to engage in the exchange of ideas the more they too take their turns, when it’s time, to truly listen.

Professor Stukenberg advises Mush, the literature and art magazine of UWSP at Wausau and helps to coordinate the Central Wisconsin Book Festival, annually held in Wausau. She serves on the English Department Composition Committee. View CV


  • UW-Stevens Point at Wausau Distinguished Faculty Society, Fellowship recipient (2018)
  • UW System Outstanding Contributor Award for Access (2019)
  • Kaplan Award winner for teaching innovation (2012)


Stukenberg, Jill. News of the Air. Black Lawrence Press, 2022. (Winner of 2021 Big Moose Prize) 

Stukenberg, Jill. (2021). “What Do Introductory Students Learn by Creating Shareable Digital Artifacts,” Journal of Creative Writing Studies, special issue on Introduction to Creative Writing.  

Stukenberg, Jill. (2020). “Inspiration in the Drop of Ink: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Observations in Introduction to Creative Writing.” Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. vol. 7. No. 1.  

Anderson, K. R., Becker, J., Cantrell, M., Reeves, P., and Stukenberg, J., (2014). Diggers in the Garden: The Habits of Mind of Creative Writers in Basic Writing Classrooms. Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Vol. 42, No. 2, 161-171.


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M.F.A. - Creative Writing
New Mexico State University

B.A. - English
Marquette University


Intro to College Writing
Intro to Creative Writing
Freshman English/College Writing and Critical Reading