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Michael Wilkerson

(812) 855-4944
SPEA Room 358

M.F.A., Fiction Writing, The Johns Hopkins University, 1980
Non-degree graduate work in English (30 hours), Indiana University, 1977-82
B.G.S., Humanities/Writing with High Distinction, Indiana University, 1977

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2012—present
  • Assistant Professor of Arts Management, Department of Performing Arts, American University, 2007-2012
  • Senior Writer, Campus Accreditation Project, Indiana University, 2006-2007
  • Coordinator of University Arts Initiatives and ArtsWeek, Indiana University, 2004-2006
  • Research Associate, Mission Differentiation Project, Indiana University, 2004-2005
  • Director of Retention Planning and Coordinator of Communications, Office of Institutional Development and Student Affairs, Indiana University, 2001-2005
  • Coordinator for Academic Affairs, Indiana University, 1998-2001
  • Director, Faculty Award Program and Intensive Freshman Seminars, Indiana University, 1997-1998
  • Executive Director, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, 1995-1996
  • Director, Ragdale Foundation artists’ residency program, 1989-1995
  • Assistant to the Chancellor (Research Associate/Speechwriter), Indiana University, 1987-1989
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Program in Creative Writing, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983-1986
  • Administrative Assistant to the Vice President, Indiana University, 1980-1983
  • Founder/Editor, Indiana Review, 1981-1982
  • News Writer/Editor, The Bloomington Herald-Telephone, 1971-1978

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Elected to Board of Directors, Association of Arts Administration Educators, 2010
  • Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, 1982-2000
  • Arts Indiana Critical Writing Award, First Prize, 1988
  • "Imagine Peace" Writing Contest, Second Prize, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1987
  • PEN Reading at Library of Congress, 1986
  • PEN Syndicated Fiction Prize, 1984, 1986
  • Artful Dodge Fiction Prize, 1982
  • Elliott Coleman Award in Fiction Writing, Johns Hopkins University, 1980

Professional Interests
Arts administration

Current Projects

  • Board of Directors, Association of Arts Administration Educators, 2010-present
  • Conference planning committee, Association of Arts Administration Educators, 2008-present
  • Board of Directors, DC Advocates for the Arts, 2012

Selected Publications

  • Action-Oriented Retention Research, with Ed St. John, 2006, New Directions in Institutional Research Press
  • New Territory: Contemporary Indiana Fiction,Indiana University Press, with Deborah Galyan, 1990
  • Petting Zoo, short story collection, in manuscript
  • The New Nixon, chapbook, Matchbooks, 1990
  • At War, chapbook, Matchbooks, 1989
  • Can This Story Be Saved? chapbook, Story County Books, 1984
  • The Landlocked Heart: Poems from Indiana, Indiana Writes Press; with F. Richard Thomas, 1979