Department of English

Justin Tussing

Associate Professor of English and Director of Stonecoast MFA
Justin Tussing

Office Location

98 Bedford Street, Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2019

T/TH 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. & by appt.



Academic Degrees

  • M.F.A., Fiction Writing, University of Iowa, 1999
  • B.A., English and Women’s Studies, The University of New Hampshire Durham, 1992


Justin Tussing is Associate Professor of English at the University of Southern Maine. He directs the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing and the Stonecoast Writers’ Conference. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of two novels, Vexation Lullaby (Catapult Press) and The Best People in the World (HarperCollins).

Research Interests

Fiction writing, Contemporary fiction