Malcolm Campbell

Malcolm Campbell

Associate Teaching Professor


M.F.A. in Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts
B.A. in English Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Areas of Interest

  • Straighforward Writing about Complicated Ideas
  • Close Reading
  • Writing and Reading Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
  • Digital Literacy in the Post-Literate Age
  • The Brain and Mind, Creativity, the Environment, Science, Social Media, Artifical Intelligence, Medicine, Aging, Technology, Classic and Contemporary Literature, Gaming, the Quantum World, Mental Illness, Alzheimer’s, and Music. Plus, a whole lot more.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Author, “The Whales Moved On,” North Carolina Literary Review, 2009 (winner of the 2008 Doris Betts Fiction Prize, judged by Tim Gautreaux)
Contributor, “What’s in a Name?” On Air: Essays from NPR Station WFAE, Main Street Rag Publishing, 2004
Editor, Baseline Selling by Dave Kurlan, AuthorHouse, 2005
Author, Play Hard Rest Easy: Carolinas & Georgia, Walkabout Press, 2004
Ghostwriter & Editor, Rock Solid Golf by Dana Rader, Walkabout Press, 2002
Author, Play Hard, Rest Easy: New England, Walkabout Press, 2001
Author, More than 85 national and regional magazine and newspaper features

Conferences and Presentations

Featured speaker, Charlotte Writer’s Club-North, “Travel and Fiction Writing,” May, 2011
Faculty, North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, “How to Break Into Nonfiction Publishing,” 2010
Guest Faculty, North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, “How to Write How-To Books & Articles,” 2009
On-stage Interviewer, Novello Festival of Reading, Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, with New York Times best-selling author, Armistead Maupin
Speaker, “The Tao of Self Doubt: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Writers,” Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT, 2007
Keynote speaker, Annual Friends of Rudisill Library Benefit Event, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, NC, 2006
Keynote speaker, Annual Friends of Everett Library Fall Event, Queens University, Charlotte, NC, 2005
Panelist, North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, “Travel Writing Panel Discussion,” 2001

Courses Taught

First-Year Writing (WRDS 1103/1104): Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I and II (aka “Studies in Advanced Curiosity and Deliberate Thinking”)
WRDS 1103: University Honors Program
LBST 2301: Generational Rhetoric
WRDS 2101: Advanced Writing and Research
WRDS 3102: The Effective Sentence

Professional Appointments

UNC Charlotte.  Associate Teaching Professor (2022 – Present), Senior Lecturer (2014-2022), Lecturer (2009-2014), Adjunct Instructor (2010-2011) Queens University, Charlotte, NC, Adjunct Instructor (2010-2011)
Teacher-Consultant, National Writing Project, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Summer 2010
Secretary & Executive Committee member, Board of Trustees, North Carolina Writers’ Network: 2008 – 2014
Advisory Board, Novello Festival Press: 2003 – 2010