Jacob Suskewicz


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MFA, Creative Writing (Fiction), The New School, 2009 BA, Political Science & English, Rutgers University, 2004

Jacob Suskewicz received his MFA (fiction) from The New School, and teaches creative writing at Rutgers University and literature at Montclair State University. He is the author of the chapbook, Set a Fire Burning, and the forthcoming novel of the same name. His areas of practice include: creative writing, literature (contemporary world literature), narrative theory and design, and composition, with a focus on developing pedagogy using a traditional writing workshop approach, in combination with digital literacy and multimedia composition, to be able to reach all levels of writers where they are at.

Courses taught (current):

  • 01:351:211/212: Creative Writing
  • 01:351:307: Form & Technique in Fiction

Courses taught (past):


  • 01:355:101: Expository Writing 101
  • 01:355:201: Research in the Disciplines
  • 01:355:301: College Writing & Research


  • 19:910:666: Foundation to Advanced Practice
  • 19:910:682: Clinical Practice
  • 19:910:695: Engaged Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

Set A Fire Burning, Published by the New School Chapbook Series

Winner of the New School Graduate Writing Program Chapbook Contest, selected by Benjamin Percy Guest Editor,

Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice

Special Issue: "Ethnography--Practice and Theory in Social Work"

The New Humanities Reader, "Teaching the New Humanities Reader", 4th Edition. *Course & Assignment Sequence

Forthcoming Publications

Set A Fire Burning: A Novel