Cathleen Miller

Cathleen Miller

Director, Center for Literary Arts
Editor-in-chief, Reed Magazine
Associate Professor, English




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  • Master of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania State University


Cathleen Miller directs SJSU's prestigious Center for Literary Arts, a reading series which has brought to campus five winners of the Nobel Prize, 16 winners of the National Book Award, and 29 winners of the Pulitzer Prize. She also serves as editor-in-chief of Reed Magazine, founded on the SJSU campus in 1867, making it the oldest literary journal in the West.

Professor Miller teaches in the MFA program where she offers courses in her specialty, creative nonfiction. Champion of Choice, a biography she wrote about UN leader Nafis Sadik, was named one of Booklist's Top 10 Biographies for 2013. Cathleen Miller's work has been translated into 55 languages and adapted for film.