Core faculty

Molly Spencer

Writing Instructor

Molly Spencer is a writing instructor at the Ford School, and the author of two poetry collections, If the House (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019) and Hinge (Southern Illinois University Press, 2020). A poet, editor, and literary critic, she has taught writing to students of all ages, and her poetry and criticism have appeared in Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares and other literary journals. Prior to her writing career, Spencer worked in large-scale public sector project management and later in legislative relations. She holds a BA in economics from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the Rainier Writing Workshop.