College of Liberal Arts
’10 PhD English
Maile Chapman is the author of the novel Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto, a finalist for the PEN Center USA literary award in fiction as well as for the Guardian First Book Award. Chapman’s stories have appeared in Boston Review, Best American Fantasy Writing, Dublin Review and other publications.
In 2002, she was a Fulbright Grantee to Finland to research early twentieth-century hospitals. She was also a Fellow at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers in 2010-11. She joined the UNLV faculty in 2011 and is an assistant professor of English and the artistic director of the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute.
She is also the editor of Witness, the literary magazine published by the Black Mountain Institute. Chapman was the Las Vegas facilitator for Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Healthcare, a nationwide program developed for medical staff. She now serves on the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s Voice of the Patient Advisory Council, created to integrate the voices of volunteers, patients, family members and caregivers into programs to improve the quality of life for people living with memory loss.