Peter Bayless

Adjunct Instructor

Office: 016I Cockefair Hall


Peter Bayless came to UMKC in the fall of 2011 and has been teaching since 2013. His areas of interest include fiction and narrative (particularly weird or offbeat sorts), social justice and inclusiveness, and especially the places where the two overlap. Toward that end, he develops and teaches Discourse classes that invite exploration of these themes as they pertain to students’ own lives and concerns. He enjoys creating and exploring new worlds, whether textual, miniature, or electronic.

Academic Credentials

M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Media Arts, University of Missouri-Kansas City
M.A. in English,University of Nebraska
B.A. in English, Beloit College




Mr. Bayless was one of two professors who developed a model online section of Discourse II for use by instructors across the Discourse Program.