Dr Trent Hergenrader

New York, United States

Member Since: 09/19/2013

Trent Hergenrader is an Assistant Professor of English specializing in Creative Writing at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His short stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Black Static, Weird Tales, and other fine places. His fiction has been reprinted in Best Horror of the Year #1 and he has received honorable mentions in both the Year’s Best Science Fiction,Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and other volumes of Best Horror of the Year.

His academic work focuses on digital pedagogy, creative writing pedagogy, and game studies. He has authored several articles on using digital and tabletop role-playing games as models for large-scale collaborative fiction writing projects. His work has appeared in Dungeons, Dragons, Digital Denizens: The Digital Role-playing Game and Building Literate Connections through Videogames and Virtual Worlds, and has several articles published in the peer-reviewed proceedings of the Games+Learning+Society conference. He is also co-editor of Creative Writing in the Digital Age.

Website: http://www.trenthergenrader.com

Twitter Username: @thergenrade


  • Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology (August 2013 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Wisconsin-Madison (May 1997)
  • Master of Arts in English-Creative Writing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (August 2007)
  • Doctoral Degree in English-Creative Writing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (May 2013)

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