Jamie Zigarelli

Adjunct Instructor

Jamie Zigarelli

Office: 0032 MacAlister Hall


  • BA, English, Rutgers University
  • MA, Creative Writing (Fiction), Temple University


Early riser, late bloomer. He hopes.

Favorite Authors and/or Books: Raymond Carver, Virginia Woolf, The Great Gatsby. Anna Karenina.

Favorite Musical Artists: Bands with indie cred that write pop songs.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Being outside and active.

A Favorite Quote: The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.” ― David Foster Wallace, This is Water

Favorite TV Show: How about Favorite TED talk? (Brene Brown, “The Power of Vulnerability”) Or favorite podcast? (Radiolab, “Finding Emilie”)

One thing that makes me smile is: Watching Victor Cruz salsa.

A Pet Peeve is: Pet peeves.

One hidden talent is: Card shark.

One reason I like my job is: I get to give and learn every day.

Publications: The Inventor’s Times (with Dan Driscoll)