Dr. Joni Tevis is a creative writer with research interests in the essay,
environmental writing, and atomic literature. She double-majored in
English and history at Florida State University and then earned the
M.F.A. and Ph.D. in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston.
As a post-M.F.A. fellow at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities,
she wrote her first book of nonfiction, The Wet Collection, which
was published by Milkweed Editions. She came
to Furman in 2008 after serving as the Kenan Visiting Writer at the
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is an affiliate faculty
member with the Shi Center for Sustainability.