Dana Cadman

Dana Cadman

Assistant Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
English, Writing & Cultural Studies

Dana Cadman


Faculty Bio

Dana Jaye Cadman is an Assistant Professor and Director of Creative Writing for the Department of Writing & Cultural Studies at Pace University Pleasantville. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Rutgers University Newark. Her creative work has been published in Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, New England Review, PRISM International, The Moth, The Literary Review, Atlanta Review, and Raleigh Review, among others. Her featured performances include New York Shakespeare Convention, North American Bicentennial Conference, and Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival. Her manuscript ARMAMENTS was a finalist in the 2021 Jake Adam York Prize, Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, and Georgia Poetry Prize, and longlisted for the Metatron Prize for Rising Authors.

Awards and Honors

  • University of Georgia Press, 2021, Finalist, Georgia Poetry Prize
  • Ohio University Press, 2021, Finalist, Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
  • Copper Nickel, University of Colorado & Milkweed Editions, 2021, Finalist, Jake Adam York Prize
  • Metatron Press, 2021, Longlisted, Metatron Prize for Rising Authors
  • Office of Research Pace University, 2020, Book & Performance Completion Award
  • Office of Research Pace University, 2020, Scholarly Research Award
  • Atlanta Review, 2019, Finalist, Atlanta Review International Poetry Prize


MFA, Rutgers University, Newark
Creative Writing

Research and Creative Works

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

Commissioned by Vision Into Art for opera Sensorium Ex. Composer, Paola Prestini; Librettist, Brenda Shaughnessy. Atlanta Opera.
[Art - Arts Festival] “Amapolas” & “Fantasmas” translations of works into the Spanish by Facundo Gutiérrez. Escaramuza.
[Poetry - Online Journal] “Ghosts” Academy of American Poets (poets.org) Poem-A-Day.
[Short Fiction - Online Journal] “Chambers” PRISM International.
[Poetry - Print Journal] “Clarissa’s Window” Raleigh Review.
[Poetry - Print Journal] “Corpse” Atlanta Review. Volume XXVI. Issue Number 1.
[Poetry - Print Journal] “Gifts” Pedestal Magazine. 19 year Anniversary Issue. Issue 85.
[Poetry - Online Journal] “Poppies” New England Review. Volume 40, Number 4.
[Poetry - Print Journal] “Roads” New England Review. Volume 40, Number 4.
[Poetry - Print Journal] “@danajaye” The Literary Review. TLR: Chemistry. Vol.61 Issue 01.
[Poetry - Print Journal] “Sadness in Seattle” 90s Meg Ryan. The Decision to Karaoke.
[Poetry - Online Journal] “#myfeelings” Hyland Magazine. Edition 15.
[Poetry - Print Journal] “Wrapping Paper” North American Review. Vol. 297, No. 4.
[Poetry - Print Journal]

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ENG 105: Composition and Rhetoric I (CAP)
ENG 110: Composition
ENG 110: Composition - (CAP)
ENG 120: Critical Writing
ENG 120: Critical Writing - CAP
ENG 201: Writing in the Disciplines
ENG 223: Creative Writing
ENG 223: Creative Writing: Drama
ENG 223: Writing about Cultures
ENG 308: Creative Writing: Poetry
ENG 309: Creative Nonfiction
ENG 312: Workshop in Poetry Writing
ENG 322: Topic: Hybrid Forms
ENG 326: Topic: Art of Content Creation
ENG 326: Topic: Avtrs, Idntty, & Intrnt
ENG 391: Adv Writing Wrkshp: Poetry
ENG 392: Seminar in Poetry Writing
LIT 363: Shakespeare: Before 1600

Publications and Presentations


“Dismantling Architectures of Power: On Collaboration and Implementation in Labor and Assessment Schemas.”
Cadman, D. J. (2022). Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). .

“Making Tangible Institutional Abstractions: Co-Creating Labor-Based Departmental Grading Policies Across Teaching Lines.”
Cadman, D. J. (2021). Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). .

"Transient Bodies and Invisible Status: Scaling Labor-Based Grading Practices to Establish Departmental Equity Across Teaching Tracks.”
Cadman, D. J. (2021). Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference. .

“The Art of Administration: Toward Collaborative, Departmental-Wide Labor-Based Grading Contracts.”
Cadman, D. J. (2019). SUNY Council on Writing. .