Steven Church, Fresno State associate professor of English, has been named the James and Coke Hallowell Professor of Creative Writing, effective fall 2014 to spring 2016. Church is the author of numerous memoirs and essays and is the founding editor and nonfiction editor for Fresno State’s nationally recognized literary magazine, “The Normal School.” The professorship was established in 2001 by the Hallowells in an effort to attract and retain exceptionally talented faculty for the Masters of Fine Arts program. Church follows the departure of Dr. Corrine Clegg Hales, founding member of the Masters of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing at Fresno State. INFO: Steven Church at 559.278.3919.