Joshua Wheeler

Joshua Wheeler

Assistant Professor
M.F.A., University of Iowa and New Mexico State University

225-578-3178
jwheeler@lsu.edu
213-D Allen Hall

Biography

Joshua Wheeler is from Alamogordo, New Mexico. He's the author of Acid West: Essays, published in 2018 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux (FSG Originals). Acid West was a finalist for the Western Writers Spur Award and the New Mexico Book Award. Los Angeles Review of Books describes Acid West as “fluorescent…brilliant…worth reading more than once”. Professor Wheeler’s essays and features have appeared in The Iowa Review, Southern Review, Gulf Coast, Harper's, BuzzFeed and others. He develops and teaches a wide variety of courses including: HNRS 2000: Living in Communities, HNRS 2020: Immersion Journalism, ENGL 2024: The Complete History of the Essay, ENGL 2025: The Mo/PoMo Novella, ENGL 3133: Experimental Documentary and the Video Essay, ENGL 4001: Writing Creative Nonfiction, ENGL 7001: The Loose Sally: Imagining the Literary Essay, ENGL 7001: The Protest Essay, ENGL 7106: The Fake Memoir.

Area(s) of Interest

Creative Writing, Essay, Documentary, Journalism

Curriculum Vitae