Department of English

Justin Tussing

Associate Professor of English and Director of Stonecoast MFA
Justin Tussing

Office Location

3F Luther Bonney Hall, Portland and 98 Bedford Street

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2018

T/TH 10:00-12:00 & by appt.


207-228-8393 or 780-5973

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