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Aaron Housholder

Professor of English

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  • PHD, Literature, Ball State University
  • MA, Creative Writing (Fiction), Ball State University
  • MA, Literature, Ball State University
  • BA, English, Anderson University

Career Highlights

  • More than 20 years of college-level teaching
  • More than 50 creative writing publications
  • Presentations at 4 international conferences
  • Faculty advisor for 14 editions of Parnassus (Taylor University's journal of creative writing and art)
  • Fiction Editor for Relief Journal
  • Co-leader for 4 Literary London trips
  • Granted tenure at Taylor University in 2013
  • Promoted to Full Professor in 2018


We have here what is for me a perfect combination of opportunities: to study at a high level of academic expectation, to proclaim a relationship with Christ, and to get to know our students well as individuals and to invest in their lives. I need all three components to be the professor and the human being I’m wired to be. I love the challenge of our classes here, the freedom we have to discuss spiritual concerns, and the degree to which my life is enriched by the relationships I build with my students. This is a great place to teach and learn.


Hanging out with my wife, Sua, and kids, Scottie and Alvia. I also enjoy reading, cooking, carpentry, golf, and watching the Reds play baseball. A little known fact about me is that I shave my head as a penance for the mullet I had in high school. This may or may not be true.