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Rochester Institute of Technology


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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 The Best Horror of the Year #1 and he has received honorable mentions in the Year’s Best Science Fiction, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and Best Horror of the Year #3.

His academic work focuses on digital pedagogy, creative writing pedagogy, and games and game-based learning. He has authored several articles on using digital and tabletop role-playing games as models for large-scale collaborative fiction writing projects. He is co-editor of Creative Writing in the Digital Age: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy, and Creative Writing Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in the Classroom, both published by Bloomsbury. He also is writing a book tentative titled Collaborative World Building: A Guide for Classrooms, Writing Groups, and Role-Playing Gamers.

In fall 2014, he was named one of “Ten RIT Faculty to Watch” by RIT University News and added to their Experts Guide. He is a co-founder and Secretary of the Creative Writing Studies Organization and a co-founder and senior editor of the Journal of Creative Writing Studies.