Lucas Mann


Lucas Mann

Associate Professor

English & Communication




Liberal Arts 302


University of IowaMFA
Vassar CollegeBA





A course emphasizing the development of techniques of lifewriting through exercises in journal-keeping and autobiographical writing. The course includes readings in sample journals and autobiographies and study of autobiographical theory.

Intensive writing course emphasizing an advanced critical approach to a topic in writing, writing studies, communications or rhetoric. Through readings, class discussions, independent research, and writing assignments, students will practice refining analytic and persuasive content.

Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area not otherwise part of the discipline's course offerings. Conditions and hours to be arranged.


Research interests

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Journalism
  • Fiction
  • Professional Writing

Lucas Mann teaches classes in creative writing, journalism, and professional writing. He earned his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa, where he was an Arts Fellow and a Provost's Visiting Writer in Nonfiction. His essays and stories have appeared in Gawker, Wigleaf, The Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, The Nation and The Rumpus, among others, and he has received the Columbia Journal Award for creative nonfiction. His first book, Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere, an exploration of the world of low-level minor league baseball, came out in 2013 from Pantheon and earned a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. In a Boston Globe review of Class A, Adam Langer wrote: "Decades from now, the vast majority of the names currently seen on the spines of books will probably seem as unfamiliar as those found in a pack of random 2013 baseball cards. But I’d be willing to wager that Lucas Mann is one of the names that will endure."