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Mead, Beth

Program Director, Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program
School of Accelerated Degree Programs

Cultural Center 207
(636) 949-4524

Course Information

Term Course Course Name

SP QTR 16 EMF 58999 ARBM  Extension of Graduate Thesis
SP QTR 16 IMF 58999 OL1  Graduate Thesis
SU QTR 16 IMF 58999 ARBM  Graduate Thesis
FA QTR 16 EMF 58999 OL1 ONLNE Extension of Graduate Thesis
FA QTR 16 IMF 55705 OL1 ONLNE The Literary Journal: Fiction & Essay
FA QTR 16 IMF 58999 OL1 ONLNE Graduate Thesis


Beth Mead is a Professor of Humanities and Director of the MFA in Writing Program at Lindenwood University. She is the Editor of the Lindenwood Review, a literary journal publishing fiction, poetry, and personal essays. Beth received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she studied under Mary Troy and David Carkeet. She lives in O’Fallon with her husband, Chris, and her sons, Connor and Casey. 

Educational and Professional Experience

MFA, Creative Writing, Fiction

University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2004


BA, English, Magna Cum Laude

University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2000



2nd Place, Saturday Writers Fiction Contest, 2012

Jim Haba Poetry Award, 2010

Honorable Mention, River Styx Micro-Fiction Contest, 2007

Nominee, AWP Intro Journals Project’s Creative Nonfiction Award, 2004



Selected Publications

Flash Fiction: "When the Rain Stops"
Short Fiction: "The Train"
Winner, Jim Haba Poetry Award


Lewis & Clark Community College Writing Symposium, February 8, 2012

“The Power of Writing”


Saturday Writers, Chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild, July 28, 2012

“The Craft of Writing Literary Flash Fiction"


Lindenwood University, August 4, 2012

“Teaching College Writing, an MFA Perspective”


UM-St. Louis Qualitative Research Conference: Interpreting Meaning, February 22, 2002

“Teaching Writing as a Shared Experience”


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