Michael Pritchett

Associate Professor

Office: 016D Cockefair Hall
Ph: 816-235-2765 x5
Email: pritchettmi@umkc.edu


Professor Pritchett joined the University of Missouri System as visiting assistant professor in fiction writing in 1995 and became a full-time professor at UMKC in 2001. He is a literary fiction writer and historical novelist with interests in transgenderism, early Modernism, early American exploration, and the occult roots of Nazism.

Academic Credentials

M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Warren Wilson College
B.J., University of Missouri


Graduate, advanced, and beginning fiction workshops, prose forms, intro to fiction, intro to creative writing


 The Melancholy Fate of Capt. Lewis. Unbridled Books, 2007.
The Venus Tree. The University of Iowa Press, 1988.


Iowa Short Fiction Award
Dana Award for a Novel in Progress
Founding Faculty Member in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Media Arts