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Audrey Colombe

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Associate Professor

Audrey Colombe is the faculty adviser for Glass Mountain Magazine, the undergraduate literary magazine at University of Houston. She also supervises the graduate teaching assistants from the Creative Writing Program and teaches creative writing pedagogy. Her research and writing interests cover narrative design (specifically women’s fiction and nonfiction) as well as undergraduate creative writing curriculum.


  • B.S., General Science – Oregon State University
  • MFA, (Fiction) Sarah Lawrence College
  • Ph.D., (Fiction and American Literature) University of Houston

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  • Literary Journal Practicum
  • Creative Writing Pedagogy
  • Fiction Writing

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Researching Interests

  • Creative Writing Pedagogy
  • Literary Magazine Publication
  • Early American Women’s Novels
  • The Short Narrative

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Selected Publications 

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Professional Activities

  • Member, Associated Writers and Writing Programs
  • Member, American Association of University Women
  • Member, American Association of University Professors

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  • Outstanding Contribution to Student Life, Division of Student Affairs, University of Tampa 2010
  • Best American Essays 2015, Notable Essays, “Burning Down the Schoolhouse”

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Affiliations and Links

  • Fiction Editor/Contributing Editor, Tampa Press & Tampa Review 2001-2014

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