Justine Dymond
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., 2004
  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1992

Justine Dymond joined the humanities faculty in fall 2008 and teaches courses in literature and writing. Before coming to Springfield College, Dymond taught for several years at UMASS, where she also worked in teaching and faculty development. Her short prose and poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals, including The Massachusetts Review, Pleiades, The Briar Cliff Review, and Cimarron Review. Most recently, Meat for Tea published her nonfiction story “Stone Wall.” Her short story “Cherubs” was selected for The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007, and was also listed as a distinguished story in The Best American Short Stories 2006.

Dymond was chosen as a finalist for the Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship program in 2020 as a finalist in the category of fiction/creative nonfiction on the strength of her lyrical essay entitled “Brave of Worms.”

Research Interests

  • American literature
  • "Ethnic” mysteries
  • Transatlantic modernism
  • Motherhood memoirs

Courses Taught

  • Survey of American Literature
  • African American Literature
  • Creative Writing