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Tricia Currans-Sheehan

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

Academic Department: Modern Languages Department
Phone: 712-279-1651
Office Location: Heelan 315


  • 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.

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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.