Joe Horton

Joe Horton

Writing Instructor

B.A., University of Southern California
M.F.A., University of Michigan

Joe Horton is an instructor in the Writing & Tutoring Center. He has undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern California and is a graduate of the Zell M.F.A. writing program at the University of Michigan. He teaches writing at the University of California, Davis, and UC Berkeley, and was formerly interim director of the English Department Writing Program at the University of Michigan.


His recent fiction and nonfiction has appeared with Ploughshares, Hobart, PRISM international, Midwestern Gothic, the Colorado Review, and TIME magazine. He is also playwright-in-residence with Savio(u)r Theatre Company, and his plays have been nominated for six Off West End Awards in London, including Best New Play. He has also worked as a journalist with the PBS NewsHour in Washington and in public relations with Ketchum Pleon in London.

He regularly collaborates with the faculty and students of Dine' College on the Navajo Nation. He has worked with many different writing organizations including InsideOut Literary Arts, 826michigan, Bright Futures, and the American Language Institute.

Joe enjoys traveling, reading, watching the Oakland Athletics and wrangling his cats, and exploring the west with his family.