Dana Nowlin-Russell




Dana Nowlin-Russell holds an MFA in creative writing (with specializations in nonfiction and children’s writing) from Chatham University and a BA in sociology (with minor in religious studies) and PPW certificate from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dana teaches courses in the Public and Professional Writing Program, including Written Professional Communication and Grant Writing. 

She has several years of professional experience—working in the education and mental health fields—and has collaborated with administrators, educators, and students across a variety of settings. 

She considers herself a lifelong student who tries to be creative in most areas of her life. When Dana is not teaching, she crochets, plays piano, games with family and friends, and writes poetry and YA short stories.

She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and three furkids.