• Doctor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., 2009
  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., 1990
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1981

Missy-Marie Montgomery has been teaching at Springfield College since 1999. In addition to her teaching, she is also the faculty advisor for the school’s literary magazine, The Alden Street Review, and the faculty liaison for the Academic Success Center. Montgomery has published poetry, fiction, and essays in more than 25 literary magazines, such as Bellevue Literary Review, Poetry International, and Lyric Poetry Review. Her manuscript, Passion Without Object, was a finalist for the Kore first book award, and the Crab Orchard Review first book award. She is the author of two chapbooks, and has presented academic papers at conferences nationally.


Courses Taught

  • Nature and Environmental Writers
  • Creative Writing
  • Grammar and Usage
  • Writing Studio


  • Creative Writing
  • Environmental Writing
  • Composition
  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • Short Stories

Selected Works

Spring 2017 Laurels Submissions

Anne Herzog, PhD, dean of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies, and Missy-Marie Montgomery, PhD, professor of English, served as judges for the western Massachusetts regional competition of the 2016-17 Poetry Out Loud Competition at the Community Music School in Springfield, Mass., in March 2017. This annual competition, organized and sponsored by the Huntington Theatre Company and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, involved more than 20 semi-finalists who represented a wide range of western Massachusetts high schools. Each student prepared three poems for recitation/performance. The nine students who were selected from the western Massachusetts semi-finalist competition then competed in Boston later in March for the opportunity to be the representative of Massachusetts in Washington, D.C., for the national finals competition in April 2017.

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