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Jason Torrente

Special Lecturer
Office: 166 Dodge Hall
Phone: (248) 370-2739
Email: [email protected]


Jason Torrente is a special lecturer in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. Prior to joining Oakland University, Torrente taught undergraduate essay writing, creative nonfiction, and fiction writing at the University of Arkansas. He worked during graduate school as a research assistant in writing and editing at The University of Chicago and the Chicago Public Library.

Torrente's fiction has received various scholarships and awards. In 2012, his feature article entry for the Society of Professional Journalists’ MOE Awards won regional First Place, and recognition in the national finals. Torrente lives in Detroit and is currently at work on a novel set there.


M.F.A. in Creative Writing. University of Arkansas (2012).
M.A. in Humanities. The University of Chicago (2008).
B.A. in Education. Michigan State University (2002).


WRT 1050 Composition I
WRT 1060 Composition II

Department of Writing and Rhetoric

O'Dowd Hall, Room 378
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2746
fax: (248) 370-2748