Rebecca Kuder, M.F.A.
Chair for Creative Writing Concentration
M.F.A., Creative Writing, Antioch Los Angeles, 2001.
B.A., Theatre Arts, Earlham College, 1988.
Rebecca Kuder is the Creative Writing Concentration Chair at the Individualized MA program at Antioch University Midwest (AUM). She has taught and designed courses in creative writing, curriculum design, and academic writing.
A native of Yellow Springs, Ohio, after graduating from Earlham College with a B.A. in Theatre Arts, Rebecca worked at the BoarsHead Theatre, performing fairy tale theatre at K-12 schools throughout Michigan. She lived in Seattle for a number of years where she worked in community mental health organizations. After earning her M.F.A. from Antioch University Los Angeles, Rebecca created an academic writing help desk for M.F.A. students working on critical papers, and taught academic writing for the Antioch Ph.D. in Leadership and Change and the graduate programs at AUM. In addition, she taught technology classes across the curriculum at AUM and Antioch College. Ms. Kuder redesigned the creative writing curriculum for the Individualized MA program at AUM. Currently, she teaches: Foundations of Form, The Writer’s Life, and Antioch Writers’ Workshop Seminar. In advising students in the IMA, Rebecca intends to be a sort of literary matchmaker, fostering fruitful learning environments for students and faculty. Rebecca’s teaching, writing, and living are rooted in the importance of drama and storytelling to our humanity.
Rebecca serves on the Board of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, working with the Programming and Faculty committees. She has published stories, essays, and poems. Currently seeking a publisher for her novel, The Watery Girl, Rebecca is finishing a new novel. She lives in Yellow Springs with her husband, the writer Robert Freeman Wexler, and their daughter, Merida.