Donald Morrill





401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

GHS 640

Meet Donald Morrill

Associate Dean, Graduate and Continuing Studies; Dana Professor, English


1977 Drake University, B.A.
1979 Drake University, M.A.
1985 University of Florida, Ph.D.

Courses Taught:

Poetry Writing
Nonfiction Writing
Media Studies

Career Specialties: Donald Morrill is the author of four books of nonfiction, Impetuous Sleeper, The Untouched Minutes (River Teeth Nonfiction Prize), Sounding for Cool (American Library Association/AAUP “Best of the Presses” Award) and A Stranger’s Neighborhood. He is also the author of three volumes of poetry, Awaiting Your Impossibilities, With Your Back to Half the Day and At the Bottom of the Sky.

Professional and Community Activities:

Morrill has traveled extensively and taught at Jilin University in the People's Republic of China. He also was a Fulbright Scholar in American Literature at the University of Lodz in Poland. Most recently, he served as the Bedell Visiting Writer in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and the Writer-in-Residence at the Poetry Center at Smith.

For many years, he directed the Writers at the University series at The University of Tampa and was a poetry editor of Tampa Review and The University of Tampa Press Poetry Series. Recently, he concluded a term on the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Board of Directors.

Honors and Awards: Florida Book Award Silver Medal for Poetry
River Teeth Nonfiction Prize
Anne Halley Poetry Prize, The Massachusetts Review
Mid-List First Series Award
Emerging Writers of Creative Nonfiction Award, Duquesne University Press
Writer's Voice Community Residency Award
The Missouri Review Editors' Prize for Nonfiction
Louise Loy Hunter Outstanding Faculty Award
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Scholarship Award
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award