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College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Mike Pulley

Mike Pulley

Senior Lecturer

Department of English
Office: 302 Strode

M.A. English (Creative Writing), California State University; B.A. Communication Studies, California State University

Curriculum Vitae


ENGL 2130: Introduction to Journalism; ENGL 3330: Writing for the News Media; ENGL 3150: Science Writing & Communication

Research Interests
Journalism, Narrative Nonfiction, Science Writing, 20th-century Literature

Professor Mike Pulley is an award-winning educator, journalist and poet. He is a senior lecturer in the Clemson University English Department where he teaches science writing and journalism. He won the university’s Pearce Center Professional Writing & Communication Award in 2022 and the Holman Teaching Award in 2020. Pulley was a journalist and technical writer for more than 20 years with publications in the San Francisco Examiner, the Sacramento Bee, and the Sacramento Business Journal. A 1987 investigation into the life of a schizophrenic murderer won Associated Press and United Press International awards. His poetry has appeared in Carolina Quarterly, Another Chicago Magazine, Canary, Cold Mountain Review, and Café Review, among others. In 2008, the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission named him one of Sacramento’s “Pioneer Poets.”

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