Whitney Terrell

Whitney Terrell
Associate Professor, Creative Writing Director
Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Info
Cockefair Hall 014


Whitney Terrell, who came to UMKC in 2004, teaches graduate and undergraduate creative writing. The Boston Globe and The Washington Post selected his most recent novel, The Good Lieutenant (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016), as a best book of 2016. His nonfiction appears in The New York Times, Harper’s, The New Republic, and other publications. He directs the Writers at Work Series.

Academic Credentials

M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Iowa Writers’ Workshop


Advanced, intermediate, and introductory creative writing fiction and nonfiction


The Good Lieutenant was long-listed for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction


The Good Lieutenant. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016.
The King of Kings County. Viking, 2005.
The Huntsman. Viking, 2001.