Stephanie L. Liberatore

Stephanie L. Liberatore

Stephanie L. Liberatore

Associate Professor

Composition and Creative Nonfiction

Stephanie L. Liberatore is a writer and professor in the English Department, teaching first-year and advanced composition, literature, and creative writing for undergraduates. Her work has appeared in Inside Higher Ed, Scary Mommy, Bethesda Magazine, Hot Metal Bridge, and EDGE and her columns regularly appeared in The Science Teacher, a peer-reviewed journal for educators.

She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from George Mason University. 

Selected Publications

Liberatore, Stephanie L. "Coronavirus Chronicles: Morning Adventures With My Children." Bethesda Magazine, 27 June 2020.

Liberatore, Stephanie L. "I'm a Teacher, But I Gave Up on Homeschooling My Kids." Scary Mommy, 13 May 2020,

Liberatore, Stephanie L. "Like New Professor, Like Mom." Inside Higher Ed, 20 Jan. 2020,

Liberatore, Stephanie L. “Sixteen Reasons to Move to San Francisco, or Not.” EDGE, vol. 8, 2014, pp. 39–50.

Liberatore, Stephanie L. “Under My Father’s Tree.” Hot Metal Bridge, no. 23, 2013,

Grants and Fellowships

Term Faculty Development Fund Grant, Spring 2020

Residency Grant, PostGraduate Writers Conference, Summer 2018

Term Faculty Development Fund Grant, Spring 2017

Mason 4-VA OER Grant, Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Term Faculty Development Fund Grant, Summer 2016

Residency Grant, The Vermont Studio Center, January 2014

Courses Taught

ENGH101: Composition

ENGH201: Reading and Writing About Texts

ENGH202: Memoir in the Age of Social Media (Texts and Contexts)

ENGH302B: Advanced Composition (Business)

ENGH302M: Advanced Composition (Multidisciplinary)

ENGH396: Introduction to Creative Writing

ENGH399: Creative Nonfiction Writing 

Recent Presentations

"The Faculty Learning Community: Reigniting Faculty Learning through Peer-to-Peer Teaching and Institutional Collaboration" (w/ J. Matthews, L. Fernandez, J. Messier, L. Lister). Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017.