- Carthage College
A Carthage alumna, Jean Preston holds an M.F.A. in creative writing/poetry from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Writing Program. She has directed the Brainard Writing Center at Carthage since 2006, teaches as an adjunct assistant professor of English, and served as the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of the City of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
In addition to her latest book, Like a Small Bird Soaring, she is the author of a photo journal, Tete’s Story; an earlier poetry collection, All the Queen’s Horses; a chapbook, Sixteen Mothers; and a children’s book, Banner and the Butterfly. She believes that working everyday with dedicated and talented Writing Fellows and Writing Center clients from all disciplines, and at all levels of writing ability, is the very best job on campus.
Jean Preston, director of the Writing Center at Carthage, has dedicated her life to inspiring students to write. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing/poetry from the University of Southern Maine Stonecoast Writing Program.
Director, Writing Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
- M.F.A. — Creative Writing, Poetry, University of Southern Maine Stonecoast Writing Program
- B.A. — English, Carthage College