Sarah Wyman, Director

Director, Faculty Development Center

Associate Professor
Department: English & World Literature

B.A. Brown University, English & U.S. Literature
M.A. English & Creative Writing, Hollins University
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, UNC at Chapel Hill

Teaching Interests:
Sarah Wyman teaches Comparative Literature and critical theory with an emphasis on poetry, the visual arts, and drama in the U.S. and Europe.  She also teaches creative writing and is an Affiliate Professor in the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies program. As Director of the Faculty Development Center, she coordinates mentoring, research, services, and support. For recent scholarly and creative publications, please visit her website:

Research and Creative Activity:
Recent poems appeared in Ekphrastic Review (2021), Spank the Carp (2021), Heron Clan VII (2020), San Pedro River Review (2020), Ekphrasis (2017), AMP (2017), aaduna (2014), Mudfish (2012), Petrichor Review (2013), and A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley (Codhill 2013). She has also written two books of poetry, Sighted Stones, (Finishing Line 2018) and Fried Goldfinch (Codhill 2021).

Sarah has also published articles on rhetorics of representation in the verbal / visual work of Imbolo Mbue, Anton Chekhov, Sam Shepard, Janet Kozachek, Robert Hayden, Ursula Le Guin, Percival Everett, Langston Hughes, Federico García Lorca, Frank O’Hara, Paul Klee, and Louise Gluck. Her book chapter,  “Introducing Sustainability Topics with Ursula Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” and Richard Powers’ “The Seventh Event” in Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate Challenged World, Edited by Rebecca Young, is forthcoming (Lexington 2021). Her article on museum learning, “Methods and Models for Museum Learning at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art,” co-authored with Jennifer Waldo (Biology) and Dennis Doherty (English / Creative Writing), appeared in Journal for Learning Through the Arts (U California, Irvine, 2016) Permalink:

Committee & Professional Memberships:
Creative Writing Committee – English Department

Editorial board, Aaduna: An Online Adventure with Words and Images

Secretary of the College Faculty, SUNY New Paltz Senate

Sustainability Faculty Fellows Learning Community, Coordinating Committee

SUNY NP Campus co-lead for SUNY Online Educational Resources (OER)

Education and Engagement Committee of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

SUNY Community of Practice Professional Development advisory board

POD Network


Tel. 845-257-2624

College Hall 113 C