DANIEL KHALASTCHI, Director
Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing
Daniel is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of Manoleria (Tupelo Press, 2011) and Tradition (McSweeney’s, 2015),and his poems have appeared in a variety of publications, including Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, H_NGM_N, Iowa Review, jubilat, Ninth Letter, Octopus Magazine, 1913: A Journal of Forms, and Best American Experimental Writing 2014. A former fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Daniel has taught advanced writing and literature courses at Augustana College and Marquette University, and he currently serves as Director of the University of Iowa’s Frank N. Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing. He lives in Iowa City and is the co-founder and managing editor of Rescue Press. His recent awards include a residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat.
MALLORY HELLMAN, Director
Iowa Youth Writing Project
Mallory received an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a BA in English and American Literature from Harvard. Her nonfiction has appeared on the Forbes Booked Blog and in the Indiana Review, and her short story "October, Forest River" was a finalist for the Room Of Her Own Foundation's Orlando Prize. She has taught writing courses at Indiana University, the University of Iowa, the Duke Talent Identification Program, and elementary and secondary schools throughout Eastern Iowa. She currently serves as Director of the Iowa Youth Writing Project.
STEPHEN LOVELY, Director
Iowa Young Writers' Studio
Stephen has been the Director of the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio since 2005. He has led nineteen sessions of the program and hosted more than 1200 students. Stephen attended Kenyon College, where he majored in English, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he studied with Deborah Eisenberg, Margot Livesey, Ethan Canin, and Frank Conroy. His first novel, Irreplaceable, was published by Hyperion/Voice in 2009 and translated into German, Dutch, and Chinese. Irreplaceable received the Dana Award for the Novel and a James Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award. Stephen lives in Iowa City, and is working on a second novel.
ALLI ROCKWELL, Administrator
Division of Interdisciplinary Programs
Alli graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Russian and English. She received a National Security Education Program Flagship Fellowship to study advanced-level Russian in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2008-09. Since 2012, she has provided administrative support to all academic and co-curricular programs in the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs, including those in the Magid Center. She is also a freelance Russian to English translator.
Meredith graduated from Marquette University with a degree in German and English Education and from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a MS in College Student Affairs. She has worked as a German teacher, Peace Corps Volunteer (Botswana), career development counselor, and study abroad advisor. From 2010-2018, Meredith worked at the University of Iowa as the Peace Corps Recruiter and is currently the administrative services coordinator for the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs, including the Magid Center. She is the friendly face behind the reception desk in 305N CC.