Dennis Hensley

Dr. Dennis Hensley

Dennis Hensley

Professor of Professional Writing

Office Location: Nussbaum 202
Phone: (765) 998-5590

Specialties: book proposals, fiction writing, journalism., proofreading and copyediting, social media and platform building



PhD in English, Ball State University, 1982.
MA in English, Central Michigan University, 1973.
BA in English, Saginaw Valley State University, 1969.
AA, Delta College (Michigan), 1968.

Why I came to Taylor:

I came to Taylor in 1997 to create a professional writing program that would train Christians to write for both the secular and Christian markets. This was not going to be a standard creative writing program, but a college program that would train students to earn their living as authors, literary agents, publishers, playwrights, public relations writers, and screenwriters. We've had phenomenal success at this year after year.

Advice to incoming students:

Get a reading list and read as many classic novels and nonfiction books as possible before arriving at college.


Playing guitar, writing novels, world travel.

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