Jill Stukenberg

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Jill Stukenberg

Associate Professor
UW-Marathon County

RM 323

(715) 261-6277

Jill Stukenberg is the upcoming UW Marathon County Distinguished Faculty Society honoree. Her project involves work on a novel based on a short story she published in Midwestern Gothic in 2016. She was also the UW Colleges 2016-2017 Wisconsin Teaching Fellow. Stukenberg approaches teaching as a scholar and recently presented at the Fall 2017 Creative Writing Studies Organization's conference in North Carolina on the topic "Rethinking Inspiration in Introductory Creative Writing."

Stukenberg is the advisor to Mush, the literature and art magazine of UWMC. She is also a co-director of UW Marathon County's summer Wizarding Academy program.



  • Stukenberg, Jill. “Deep Habits: The Workshop as Critique in Creative Writing” Arts & Humanities in Higher Education, special issue “Critique as Signature Pedagogy,” edited by Nancy Chick and Phillip Motley, July 2016, ahh.sagepub.com, DOI: 10.1177/147402216652770
  • Anderson, Kristine Rae, Jeffrey Becker, Mary Cantrell, Phoebe Reeves, and Jill Stukenberg. “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, December 2014, pp. 161-171.

Creative work

  • Stukenberg, Jill. “Ice Pick.” Midwestern Gothic, vol. 21, Spring 2016, pp. 163 – 176.
  • Stukenberg, Jill. “The Lady.” The Collagist 55, February 2014.
  • Stukenberg, Jill. “Three Accidents.” Devil’s Lake, May 2013.
Presentation Topics for School Groups
  • Creative Writing Workshops for All Age and Skill Levels. Workshops might focus on: image, sensory details, compelling characters, point of view; or genre types: poetry, short story, creative nonfiction, short plays. Also: How to read and understand poetry, Ways to approach revision, Mining life for material.
  • Brainstorming Sessions. Facilitate sessions to help your group come up with new approaches, paper topic ideas, or solutions to problems. Sessions can also promote group cohesion or out-of-the-box thinking, or simply help participants think in general about their own creativity and ability to think divergently.
  • Evaluating Websites: How to judge the credibility of what you find online.
  • Writing Introductions and Conclusions to Academic Essays.
  • Punctuation Primer: When and how to use commas, dashes, semi-colons, and colons and for what effects in writing.
  • Judging. Writing, art, debate, pie-eating. (I may be able to serve as a judge or help create a rubric (criteria) for use in judging.)