F150. Fake it Til You Make It?: Understanding Impostor Syndrome in Higher Ed

B113, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Impostor syndrome is a phenomenon in which individuals are unable to accept their successes and worry about being outed as a "fraud" or as unworthy. Panelists will discuss how this condition has affected them as educators and as writers, and will address ways they have learned to cope with it. They will also discuss the intersectionality of the syndrome and its prevalence in academia.


Jeremy Griffin received his MFA from Virginia Tech University and is the author of a collection of short fiction titled A Last Resort for Desperate People from SFASU Press. He is a lecturer at Coastal Carolina University, where he serves as faculty fiction editor for Waccamaw: a Journal of Contemporary Literature.

Jenny Yang Cropp is the author of one poetry collection, String Theory, which was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award. She is an assistant professor of English at Southeast Missouri State where she also serves as the poetry editor for Big Muddy.

Brian Druckenmiller earned his MA at Coastal Carolina University and MFA from the University of Central Florida. He is a Professor of English at Valencia College in Kissimmee, FL, and serves as the Assistant Fiction Editor of The Florida Review.

Jude Marr is a PhD candidate in English (Creative Writing) at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, where she also teaches, with a focus on the poetry of protest. She is the author of Breakfast for the Birds, and her poems have appeared in many journals. She is poetry editor for r.kv.r.y.

Lanessa Salvatore recently earned her MA in writing from Coastal Carolina University, where she also worked as the managing editor for Waccamaw: a Journal of Contemporary Literature. Currently, she is studying poetry as a MFA candidate at the University of Alabama.


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center