English Program Faculty


Associate Professors

Assistant Professors

Part-Time Lecturers


Mark Holden

Photo of Mark Holden Lecturer of English


  • M.F.A., English, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1983)
  • B.S., Wildlife Biology, University of Massachusetts

Teaching Areas

  • Fiction and Nonfiction Writing


  • Creative Nonfiction
    • A Shear Pin’s Nothing,” Bellevue Literary Review, 2010.
  • Short Stories
    • Go Ride the Train,” North American Review, 2005. First place, Kurt Vonnegut Award.
    • Red Queen,” Chattahoochee Review, 2005. First place, Lamar York Award.
    • Columbus Day,” New Millennium Writings, 2007.
    • The Unnecessary Cat,” Georgia Review, 2007.
    • Maybe Someone Should Call the Commodores,” North American Review, 2007. Second place, Kurt Vonnegut Award.
  • Essays
    • The Vanishing Act.Traditional Bowhunter Magazine, 2007.

Contact Mark Holden

Office: Champlain Valley Hall 215
Phone: (518) 564-2416
Email: holdenmj@plattsburgh.edu