Jennifer Tomscha

Associate Director of Writing Program, Lecturer
Jennifer Tomscha
Associate Director of Writing Program, Lecturer
Office Phone
+86 (21) 20595112

Jennifer Tomscha is Associate Director, Writing Program and Lecturer at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she was lecturer at the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan's New England Literature Program. In the spring of 2018, she is a visiting Lecturer in the Writing Program at New York University Abu Dhabi. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, an MTS from Harvard University, and a BA from Luther College.

She has published fiction in the literary magazine Glimmer Train, among others.

She was awarded a 2011 Helen Zell Postgraduate Fellowship in Creative Writing and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Courses Taught

  • Out of the Whirlwind: Intermediate Fiction Workshop
  • Perspectives on the Humanities: Stories of the End Times
  • Writing as Inquiry
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Global Perspectives on Society: Writing Workshop
  • Global Perspectives on Culture: Writing Workshop



  • MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction
    University of Michigan, 2011
  • MTS, Religion and Literature
    Harvard University, 2006
  • BA, English and Philosophy
    Luther College, 2004