Meet Our Faculty: Caitlyn Hunter

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Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Arts 

Faculty member since 2022 
Pronouns: she/her

Courses Taught

  • ENG-1010 Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENG-1020 Composition and Literature
  • ENG-2240 African American Literature
  • ENG-2950 Creative Writing: Fiction


I am a Southern Maryland native, and my first collegiate experience was at CSM in the early 2000s. I am a doctoral candidate at Duquesne University, where I research African American literature and Black food studies and am writing a culinary memoir around my ancestry and contextualizing Black women’s relationship to food.

I was the inaugural Emerging Black Artist in Residence at Chatham University (2021-2022).


Educational Background 

  • Bachelor of Arts, Trinity Washington University (2011)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Chatham University (2015)
  • Doctoral candidate in English, Duquesne University (ABD 2022)


I like to teach inclusively, which means that I want all students to feel supported and acknowledged as individuals. My classes encourage active participation and different styles of thinking critically.

When I am not writing or reading all sorts of books, I am a huge anime fan and cozy gamer! I also love paddle boarding, fishing, and hanging out with my two pups, Lucy and Eleanor Rigby!

No matter whether you consider yourself a wonderful or terrible writer, there's always a place for you in my classroom! We all have room to grow as writers and critical readers.

  • “Power in the Tongue,” Tolsun Books, 2022
  • “Black Girl, Coping,” midnight & indigo, Dec. 2022
  • “Bumble,” Lost Balloon, April 2023

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Last updated: 4-25-23

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