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Tricia Currans-Sheehan

Professor of English and Writing; Editor of the Briar Cliff Review

Modern Languages Department

Heelan 315

Started at Briar Cliff:



  • B.A. Briar Cliff College
  • M.A., Ph.D. University of South Dakota


Tricia Currans-Sheehan has been the founding editor of The Briar Cliff Review for 25 years. The magazine has garnered numerous awards and now is a member of CLMP(Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. It is listed in Humanities International Complete, available to libraries worldwide. Also it is sold on She has had 50 plus short stories published in literary magazines.

See her website:

The Egg Lady and Other Neighbors won The Headwaters Literary Competition, awarded by New Rivers Press. The River Road: A Novel in Linked Stories came out in 2008.

She has been nominated for 3 Pushcart Prizes.

Classes Taught:

ENGL 150 — Women's Voices
ENGL 210 — Modern Fiction
ENGL 345 — Twentieth Century American Literature
ENGL 440 — Special Methods in Secondary Teaching
ENGL 14 IS — Adolescent Literature
ENGL 16 IS — Briar Cliff Review: Proofing and Producing
WRTG 109 — Introduction to College Writing
WRTG 128 — Introduction to Creative Writing
WRTG 329 — Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction
WRTG 19 IS — Advanced Briar Cliff Review
WRTG 420 — Composition Seminar/Practicum