Department of English

Alyssa Ross

Alyssa Ross Lecturer
9020 Haley Center
(344) 844-9020

Office Hours

  • Monday 10:00-11:00 am, 1:00-2:00 pm & by appointment
  • Wednesday 10:00-11:00 am, 1:00-2:00 pm & by appointment


Dr. Alyssa D. Ross was born in Guntersville, Alabama, but spent over a decade living in Northern Virginia. After abandoning art school in Richmond, she went on to pursue creative writing and literary scholarship. She now holds an MFA from George Mason University and a PhD. from Auburn University. Her work has appeared in Shanti Arts Quarterly, Meat for Tea, Hawaii Pacific Review, The Voices Project, and The Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, among others. Select readings are available at

Representative Publications

Recent and Forthcoming Publications:

“Family Recipes” was published in Gravel Magazine, produced by the MFA program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, May 2017.

“Slap the Fire,” “Woman of the Stars,” “(Un)Fashionable Face” are forthcoming poems in Vine Leaves Literary Journal, an international press that is based out of Australia, Nov. 2017.

“Misogyny in American Literature,” co-authored with Lydia Ferguson, is forthcoming in the anthology, Misogyny in American Culture: Causes, Trends, Solutions. Edited by Letizia Guglielmo and under contract with ABC-CLIO publishers.

“Oh Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me,” a poem about the female astronomer, Annie Jump Cannon, is forthcoming in the anthology Spectral Lines: Poems about Scientists, published by Alternating Current press.

Last Updated: January 22, 2020