Nancy Barber

Nancy Barber

Sullivan Visiting Lecturer in English


  • MFA, University of Florida, 1995
  • MA, Stetson University, 1992
  • A.B., Davidson College, 1986


Course Sampling

  • Writing and Rhetoric
  • Intermediate Composition
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Outreach: Poetry
  • Nonfiction Workshop: Travel Writing

Areas of Expertise

  • Creative nonfiction


Nancy Barber began teaching at Stetson University in 1998 and has been a Sullivan lecturer since 2002. She majored in political science at Davidson College, then worked as a journalist before getting an master of arts in English at Stetson, specializing in the 20th century novel. She taught for a year at Daytona State College before moving on to the University of Florida, where she taught Poetry Writing and Composition and received a master of fine arts in poetry writing in 1995. She taught English at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla., before returning to Stetson as a lecturer. Barber specializes in creative nonfiction.


  • Creative nonfiction


  • "Go Slow: Present and Future Legends of BBQ," The Bullsheet, May 2011
  • "Not at My Camp . . . Yet!," Camping Magazine, Oct/Nov 2009
  • "Meals Worth Stopping for in Florida," with Jane Bolding, Globe Pequot Press, 2008
  • "Learning to Fly," Raritan Quarterly, Spring 2006
  • "The King at the Christmas Party," Interim, Volume 18, University of Las Vegas