Catherine Rezza has been teaching at ASU since receiving her MFA in creative writing: fiction in 2000. She also has a BA in Political Science from Brown University and currently teaches rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and literature in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. Her student-nominated teaching awards including “Apple Polisher” Faculty Appreciation [2019 & 2018], “Badass Women of Arizona State University” , and Project Humanities’ “Official Funniest ASU Teacher Award” finalist . Previous to teaching, she edited at Hyperion Books [now Hachette] in NYC and continued editing for Hayden’s Ferry Review, Superstition Review, Merge, and Write On, Downtown. Scholarly interests include the short story, archetypal and mythic origins of literature, and literary journalism. Lately, she is focused on rhetoric in a “post-truth” America.