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Faculty and Staff - Molly McCaffrey

Dr. Molly McCaffrey

Dr. Molly McCaffrey

Instructor and Advisor

Office:  Cherry Hall 111
Phone:  270-745-5709


English 100 Introduction to College Writing

English 200 Introduction to Literature

English 300 Writing in the Disciplines

English 203 Introduction to Creative Writing

English 303 Intermediate Fiction

English 399 Special Topics in Creative Writing

Pop Culture 399 Special Topics in Pop Culture


Women’s Body Issues, Pop Culture, Film and Television Studies, Publishing, Contemporary American literature, Ethnic American literature, and Creative Writing


Molly McCaffrey is the author of You Belong to Us (memoir) and How to Survive Graduate School & Other Disasters (stories). She is also co-editor of Commutability: Stories about the Journey from Here to There and founder of I Will Not Diet, a blog devoted to healthy living and body acceptance. 

She received her Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati and had been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes, an AWP Intro Journals Award, and Scribner’s Best of the Fiction Workshops.

In addition, McCaffrey just finished work on a young adult novel set in Kentucky called Dear Indiana: Letters to my Future Child from Chance Best, Age Sixteen.

You can visit her website at and follow her on Twitter ( or Facebook (

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