Jenny Dunning, PhD

Adjunct faculty, the Hunter Division of Humanities
413-346-4652/413-345-1656 (cell)


  • PhD, Ohio University
  • MFA, Fiction, Vermont College
  • BA, Kenyon College


  • Composition I and Composition II

Academic Research/interests

Creative Writing, Fiction Craft, Creative Writing Pedagogy

Areas of expertise

Creative Writing (Fiction, Essay, Poetry), Contemporary Fiction, General Studies

Why I teach

I love that moment where students discover writing can be a tool for understanding themselves and the world.

Favorite Book

I'm always falling in love with what I'm reading, so my "favorite" changes frequently. Right now, Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels are at the top of my list.

Favorite film

Can't pick one favorite-love Once, Broken Circle Breakdown, Slumdog Millionaire, Two Days in Paris, in no particular order. I like films with great characters and a story worth caring about.

Best part of being at SVC

I love the community - our wonderful students, faculty and staff. And our campus is such a beautiful place to grow and learn.