Sarah B. Ghoshal, M.F.A

location: East Brunswick, NJ  

phone:    848.203.7311





2004-2008.  Master of Fine Arts: Creative Writing.  Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.

                Thesis:  Attention. Interest. Desire. Experience.  Collection of Poetry.  Advisors:  Lewis Warsh and

John High. Cumulative Grade Point Average:  3.92


2006.  Summer Writing Program: Creative Writing.  Naropa University, Boulder, CO.

                Cumulative Grade Point Average:  4.0


1997-2002.  Bachelor of Arts:  English/Creative Writing Concentration.  Douglass College of Rutgers University, New

                 Brunswick, NJ. 


Teaching Experience

2008 – Present. Professor, First Year Writing Program/English Department. Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

Courses include English 105 and 106, composition courses which focus on writing using non-fiction texts in 105 and literature in 106.   Use Blackboard to track students’ progress and communicate with them remotely. Sit on committee for creative faculty readings and, in the past, for the Exemplary Essay Awards. Chair hybrid teaching committee.  4/4 course load.  Additional  courses taught:  ENGL 260:  The Art of Poetry; ENWR 212: Introduction to Poetry Writing; ENWR 412: Advanced Poetry Workshop


2010 – Present. Professor of Research Writing.  University of Phoenix, Online Program.

Teach Research Writing 220 and 102, using University of Phoenix ECampus system, gradebook and required materials. 


2011 – Present. Instructor.  Rutgers Writing Extension Program.  Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.


2008 – Present.  Adjunct Professor of English.  Kean University, Union, NJ.

Courses taught: Senior Writing Seminar, Creative Writing (Fiction, Poetry and Drama), Composition, Writing About Literature and World Literature.  Experience teaching a wide array of literature, including British Literature, Shakespeare and classic plays from Greece and India.


2008 – 2010.  Professor of English.  DeVry University, North Brunswick, NJ.

Courses included Studies in Poetry, Contemporary Literature (consisting of short stories from around the world) and Technology, Society and Culture (a capstone course).  Used DeVry’s ECollege system to track students’ progress, communicate with students remotely and incorporate online discussions into curriculum. 


2008, 2010.   Professor of English.  Berkeley College, Woodbridge, NJ.

Taught composition classes based purely on online materials, as per Berkeley’s contract with the United States Navy.


2006-2008.  Teaching Fellow.  Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.

                Taught English 16, a composition course centered around both non-fiction and fiction writings, including one

                full-length novel for which I chose both Wuthering Heights and Their Eyes Were Watching God.


Related Experience

2007.  Intern.  St. Mark’s Poetry Project, New York, NY.

2004-2006.  Writing Tutor.  Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.


Conference Participation

Ghoshal, Sarah. "Making Parallels Between the Corporate World and the Writing Classroom." Annual Conference, New Jersey Writing Alliance (NJWA). Lakewood, NJ. May 24, 2014.

Ghoshal, Sarah et al. “Overcoming Challenges in the Hybrid Writing Classroom.” Annual Conference, New Jersey Writing Alliance (NJWA).  Edison, NJ. May 23, 2013.

Ghoshal, Sarah. “Consistency in the Hybrid Writing Classroom.” Student Success in Writing Conference, Georgia Southern University. Savannah, GA. February 8, 2013.

Ghoshal, Sarah. “How I Fixed My Back: One Writing Professor’s Quest to Eliminate the Hard Copy.” Annual Conference, New Jersey Writing Alliance (NJWA). Lakewood, NJ. April 20, 2012.

Panel member for presentation at the annual NEWCA conference (Northeast Writing Centers Association). Brooklyn, NY. 2005.


Scholarly  Publications

Ghoshal, Sarah. “Genre and Identity: I’m a Poet, Right?” Sundress Publications Blog. November, 2014.

Ghoshal, Sarah. “My Terminal Degree is Better than Yours: A Brief Examination of Creative Writer as Contingent Faculty.” CCCC Forum 17(1). Fall, 2013. 


Honors and Awards

2014:  Semi-Finalist - Kind of a Hurricane Press Poetry Award

2011:   First Year Writing Program @ Montclair State University  awarded CCCC’s prestigious writing program   

           excellence award.

2009:  Assisted in creating the Exemplary Essay Awards for Composition Courses at Montclair State University

2008Excellence in English Award: GPA Greater Than 3.8.  Brooklyn Campus. Long Island University

2008:  SLS Fellowship, Summer Literary Seminars,

2006Esther Hyneman Graduate Award in Poetry.  Brooklyn Campus, Long Island University.

2005:  Esther Hyneman Graduate Award in Poetry.  Brooklyn Campus, Long Island University.

2005:  Chosen to read work at the Voices of the Rainbow Reading Series.  Long Island University  Brooklyn, NY

2000:  Honorable Mention, American College Poets Prize  Rutgers University  New Brunswick, NJ


Creative Publications

2014: Poetry forthcoming in Winter Tangerine Review

2014: Poetry forthcoming in Reunion: The Dallas Review

2014: Poetry published in Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal

2014: Poetry forthcoming in Stone Highway Review

2014: Poetry forthcoming in anthology inspired by Hurricane Sandy

2014: Poetry published in Shampoo Issue 41

2014: Poetry published in Tic Toc: A Kind of a Hurricane Press Anthology

2013:  Peaceful Monster (Book of Prose Poetry) – Under Review

2013: Poetry published in Broad! Magazine, Winter ‘13

2013:   Poetry published in Burningword Literary Journal  

2012:  Memoir (My Suburbia) published on Amazon.

2012: Poetry published in Big River Poetry Review.

2012: Poetry published in The Fat City Review.

2012: Poetry published in Adanna Literary Journal, Special Edition, Summer, ‘12

2012: Poetry published in independent ‘zine One Hot Bird #1, Brooklyn, NY.

2011:  Poetry published in Brooklyn Paramount #2, Brooklyn, NY.

2010:  Poetry published in Downtown Brooklyn #18, Brooklyn, NY.

2009:  Poetry published in The Edison Literary Review.

2009:  Featured poet for the month of July:  Friggin’ Fabulous Radio.    

2009:  Poetry published in Writer’s Bloc Magazine #2

2009:  Poetry published in Writer’s Bloc Magazine #1.

2008:  Poetry published in Downtown Brooklyn #17, Brooklyn, NY.

2008:  Poem selected for anthology, The Poetry of Place: North Jersey Poets. Poetry Center – Paterson, NJ.

2008Poetry published in Press 1, May, 2008.

2008Poetry published in Juice Box: A Journal of the Ordinary                                                                                         

2008Poetry published in The Alchemy Review  #1                                                                

2007Poetry published in Quarto Issue #1:  Buttons –n- Boots, Blue Leaf Press.                                                  

2007Featured poet for the month of August, The Written Voice.

2007Poetry published in Downtown Brooklyn #16, Brooklyn, NY                                     

2007Poetry published in The Verse Marauder                 

2006Featured author in Shouted Whisper #1                                                                          

2006Poetry published in Downtown Brooklyn #15, Brooklyn, NY                                           

2006Featured poem for the month of April, The Written Voice.                                                                                

2005:  Poetry published in Downtown Brooklyn #14, Brooklyn, NY                                                                                                  

2004:  Poetry published in Thorny Locust, Kansas City, Missouri                                               



Macraven, Vincent. Testament of the Dead. Sarah Ghoshal, ed. Xlibris: 2014.

Macraven, Vincent. Unsettling. Sarah Ghoshal, ed. Xlibris: 2013

Macraven, Vincent. A Diverse Gathering. Sarah Ghoshal, ed. Xlibris: 2012.