Faculty and Staff
Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing for the Performing Arts
Summer Office Hours (June - July): Tuesdays 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
Dr. Ruben Quesada is founder and publisher of Codex Journal, poetry editor at The Cossack Review and Cobalt Review, and guest 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
Graduate/Undergraduate Poetry Workshop
Poetry and Poetics
Gender & Queer Literature and Criticism
Dramatic Writing Workshop
Composition, Literature & 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 & Poetry Writing
Verisimilitude in Poetry & Film
2014 - Present: Poetry Editor, Cobalt Review
2012 – Present: Poetry Editor, The Cossack Review
2011 – Present: Editor in Chief, Codex Journal
2012 – 2013: Nonfiction Editor, Bluestem Magazine