Brian Phillip Whalen is a Full-Time Instructor in the English Department at the University of Alabama, where he teaches creative writing, first-year writing, and American Literature. He holds a Ph.D. from SUNY-Albany and an MFA from Iowa State University.

Brian emcees the “[Name This] Open Mic Series” in downtown Tuscaloosa, a series that showcases undergraduate creative writers. He also served as “Special Features” Editor for Quarterly West and has led writing workshops in public libraries.

Brian writes a lot about his deceased sister and her struggles with addiction; feel free to shoot him an email, if it helps you out.