Rebecca Baumann, MFA

Adjunct Professor, Department of Communication Studies

Biography

An L.A. native, Rebecca Baumann, MFA, is a writer and editor whose work includes, but is not limited to: editor for APU doctoral/thesis candidates; composition mentor to low-performance Pasadena City College students; English curriculum developer for the Hacienda La Puente Adult School program; and associate editor, development associate, book publicist, and literary events/social media coordinator through the nonprofit Red Hen Press. She is also the former managing editor of The Los Angeles Review literary journal, and has worked with hundreds of books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry through their publication journey.

Her published work spans literary fiction, creative nonfiction, anthology compilation and contribution, podcasting, and book review. These works have brought her on reading and Q&A book tours across the U.S., including Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

Education

  • MFA, Creative Writing, Mount Saint Mary’s University
  • B.A., English and Spanish Literature, Azusa Pacific University

Credentials/Certifications

  • Writers Guild of America (WGA) Member

Academic Areas

  • Writing Program
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Communication Studies

Expertise

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Editorial
  • Literary Fiction Novel
  • Publishing
  • Short Story

Courses Taught

  • COMM 305 – Writing 3: Writing for Communication
  • JOUR 300 – Editing
  • WRIT 120 – Writing 1 Lab

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