Jamie-Lee Josselyn is the Associate Director for Recruitment and an instructor for the University of Pennsylvania’s Creative Writing Program and the Director of the Summer Workshop for Young Writers at the Kelly Writers House. She has been listed among Penn’s Top 30 Professors based on student evaluations, received the Beltran Family Award for Innovative Teaching and Mentoring, and is a Penn Arts & Sciences Platinum Award winner. She has taught creative nonfiction writing at St. Paul's School's Advanced Studies Program, the New England Young Writers Conference, the 1vyG Conference, the Wharton School's Advanced Management Education Conference, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and elsewhere, and has facilitated college essay writing workshops in collaboration with Penn Admissions, Minds Matter, the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Steppingstone Scholars, and other organizations. She has hosted many panels and interviews on a wide range of literary topics at the Kelly Writers House and has led and co-led discussion groups via the Kelly Writers House's Online Book Groups Program.
From 2005-2012, Jamie-Lee worked as the Assistant to the Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing and coordinated the Kelly Writers House Fellows Program and other projects, and worked as a teaching assistant. From 2014-2017, she served as a College House Fellow in Hill College House and the College House at Sansom West. Jamie-Lee has served as a pre-major advisor for Penn's College of Arts and Sciences since 2012 and is also a major advisor for the English Department and a fellowship advisor for the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.
Jamie-Lee received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from Bennington College. Her writing has been published in The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot, Literary Hub, The Sun, Cleaver Magazine, and elsewhere, and she has hosted the literary podcast series Dead Parents Society. She has volunteered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Back on my Feet, Mighty Writers, NextGen PA, SEAMAAC, and Girls on the Run and serves as Advisory Board Chair of Cosmic Writers.
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