Faculty and Staff
Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing for the Performing Arts
Dr. Ruben Quesada is founder and publisher of Codex Journal, poetry editor at The Cossack Review and Cobalt Review, and poetry editor at Luna Luna Magazine.
Founder of Stories & Queer, a non profit, traveling reading series whose mission is to create safe storytelling spaces for poets & writers of color in underrepresented areas of the country, he now serves as its creative consultant.
A Pushcart Prize nominee in poetry, his writing has appeared in The American Poetry Review, The California Journal of Poetics, Superstition Review, Guernica, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere.
Dr. Quesada has been a fellow and resident at CantoMundo, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Santa Fe Art Institute, Lambda Literary Foundation Writer’s Retreat, and Idyllwild Arts Program.
Frequently Taught Courses
Cultural Criticism and Theory
Composition and Language
Ph.D., English, Texas Tech University
M.F.A., Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts, University of California-Riverside
Electronic Literature Organization
National Council of Teachers of English
Modern Language Association
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Philosophy and Poetry
Verisimilitude in Poetry and Film
2014 - Present: Poetry Editor, Cobalt Review
2014 - Present: Poetry Editor, Luna Luna Magazine
2012 - Present: Poetry Editor, The Cossack Review
2011 - Present: Publisher, Codex Journal