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Anne Wilson

Adjunct Lecturer of English

Anne Wilson has been part of the adjunct faculty since the 1999-2000 school year. She regularly teaches college composition and literature and has also taught California literature and dramatic literature. In addition to teaching at USD, Wilson teaches occasional courses in multicultural children's literature, theater arts, and comp/lit courses at National University and has taught for the University of California at San Diego's extended studies program in creative writing. Wilson has also taught in nationally-known writers' workshops in California, Washington, and New Mexico.


M.A. University of New Mexico
B.A. magna cum laude, California State University, Fresno
Danforth Fellowship candidate

Scholarly and Creative Work

Wilson has published widely. Her essays have appeared in Listening: Journal of Religion and Culture (De Paul University); Spirituality Today (The Dominican Quarterly Journal), and with the Institute of Carmelite Studies in Washington D.C. Her poetry has been included in dozens of journals, including Weber Studies; The Bitter Oleander; South Dakota Review; Evansville Review; The Oxford Review, Runes and others. She won the Dr. Sherwin W. Howard Award in poetry (2006) and a San Diego Book Award (2005) for best published book of poetry in the preceding year. She has placed in numerous literary contests including the Frances Locke Memorial and Muriel Craft Bailey Awards. Wilson received a Pushcart nomination in 2000. In drama, Wilson directed productions at The Vortex Theater (Albuquerque) and University of New Mexico. One of her original plays was televised in New Mexico (1992) and another was a semifinalist in the Chesterfield Screenwriting Awards, Universal Studios (1991).

Teaching Interests

Wilson's focus has been cultural diversity in the American literary experience and teaching students to think critically and to express their thinking in clear, well-articulated prose. She frequently explores the juncture between culture and religion in literature, as well as looking at the ways language and linguistic theory affect consciousness.