Michael Leone

Adjunct Instructor

Michael Leone

Office: 0032 MacAlister Hall


  • MLS, Queens College (CUNY)
  • MA, English/Creative Writing, Temple University


I am a fiction writer. My fiction has appeared in many literary journals, including the Indiana Review, Sou'Wester, The Saranac Review, and is forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry. I have written book reviews for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the Kansas City Star. I have been teaching writing and literature classes on and off for the past ten years, and have been employed as an adjunct English instructor at Drexel since 2011.

Favorite Authors and/or Books: Richard Yates, The Easter Parade; Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire; Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy; Leonard Gardner, Fat City; Charles Dickens, Bleak House; John Williams, Stoner; William Faulkner, Light in August; Evelyn Waugh, A Handful of Dust; Flannery O'Connor, The Collected Stories of Flannery O'Connor.

Favorite Musical Artists: Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Loscil, Miles Davis, Bach, Nick Drake, The Arcade Fire, Palestrina, Bartok.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Reading and writing and films.

A Favorite Quote: A cliche, but it applies: The harder you work, the luckier you get.

Favorite TV Show: The Wire

One thing that makes me smile is: My daughter, Alex.

A Pet Peeve: Cheapskates.

One hidden talent is: I can sing.

One reason I like my job is: I love working with students.