Moody, Neli Marie

Moody, Neli Marie

Lecturer AY-A, English




Preferred: (408) 924-4493

Office Hours

TTR 10:30-11:15

I am retired as of September, 2015.


  • Master of Fine Arts, CSU-San Jose, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Drama, CSU-San Jose, California, United States, 1987


Neli Moody is a writer and a lecturer at San Jose State University. She has taught English 1A, 1B and English 71 (Creative Writing. She received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Jose State in 2006 and became a lecturer the following year, after serving as a TA n English 1A and 1B for two years. She won the Phelan Award for poetry in 1987, 2004 and 2005. In 2005, she won the Virginia Araujo Award, administered by the Academy of American Poets. She won the faculty-nominated Dorrit Sibley Award for outstanding creative achievement in 2005. In 2006, she won the Marjorie Folendorf award for outstanding achievement in creative writing. She has given readings in the San Francisco Bay area and is a regular reader on the Central Coast. She recently was invited to read at the first annual San Francisco Poetry Jazz Festival along with California poet laureates Juan Felipe Herrera and Al Young. She has traveled all over world, sailing, scuba diving, rock climbing and flying. Her book, After Altamira, was published in 2006. Go to the English Dept. Faculty Publications page for more information on this book and other work in progress.