A content director in #highered, Pamme Boutselis works primarily in brand management and online content. She loves hearing and sharing stories. A writer for more than 20 years, her work has been featured in print and online via The Huffington Post, daily newspapers, parenting magazines, technology publications and more. She has overseen the editorial board and content on The Penmen Review since its launch in September 2012.
Born and raised in the North Country, Derrick Craigie is a life-long New Hampshire resident. Holding a BA in English and an MFA in fiction writing, Craigie has loved writing since he was young. He self-published his first novel, “Broken Justice,” has had short stories published in Collective Fallout, The Tower Journal and Shroud, and is currently working on his second novel. He serves as Associate Dean of Faculty for Creative Writing and Literature for SNHU online.
Alexa Gustavsen is a senior at SNHU, working on her BA in Creative Writing and English with a minor in marketing. She is a staff writer for the campus newspaper, The Penmen Press, and has covered topics such as the Boston Women’s March and SNHU events, like the International Gala and Take Back the Night. When she is not at school or working, she spends her time hanging with friends and family, traveling and going to concerts.
Rebecca LeBoeuf is a content writer at SNHU. In 2018, she earned her BA in Communication with a minor in professional writing on campus, and now she’s pursuing her MA in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in nonfiction online. She joined The Penmen Review team in 2015 and enjoys reading the range of submissions received each month.
Amanda Rabaduex is a 2018 graduate of SNHU, with an MA in English. She works as a freelance writer and adjunct instructor, and previously served in the US Air Force as a linguist. Rabaduex lives on a small farm in Pennsylvania, where her favorite things are etymology, spending time with her family and practicing yoga.
Joan Smith is the lead faculty for Creative Writing and Literature at SNHU. She is a published fiction writer, nonfiction essayist and poet under the pen name J. F. Smith. Her work can be found in literary magazines and in online publications such as the Washington Post, Thought Catalog and Bartleby Snopes. Smith holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, and two BA degrees from Providence College. She lives south of Boston with her husband and daughter, teaches dance and is working on a young adult novel.
Christopher Sullivan, MFA, has worked as an adjunct instructor at SNHU since 2011 and has served as a member of The Penmen Review editorial board since 2012. Sullivan teaches numerous creative writing, screenwriting and English composition courses at SNHU, and he encourages his students to be fearless (and keep an open mind) as they study and sharpen their respective craft. In his spare time, Sullivan enjoys to write, read and spend time with his beautiful family. He is also an avid Boston sports fan.
Diane Walters, MFA, lives in the Missouri Ozarks. Through daily wordplay in her editing business, she enjoys explaining the ins and outs of grammar to up-and-coming authors. In her spare time, she writes for pleasure.