Jennifer van Alstyne is a Peruvian-American poet and communications strategist.
She founded The Academic Designer LLC to empower HigherEd people and organizations to share their work in meaningful ways.
Now she chats with fun grad students and faculty all day.
- Check out The Academic Designer
- View my Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Learn more about how I teach
- Read my critical publications and reviews
- Read my poetry
- Email me
Jennifer received her MFA from Naropa University in Writing and Poetics where she was the Jack Kerouac Fellow.
She has an MA from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Literature and Cultural Studies where she was a fellow.
She received her BA in English from Monmouth University.
Recent poetry has been published in journals including The Citron Review, COG, Crack the Spine, ELKE, The Foundling Review, Paper Nautilus, Stonecoast Review, and Sweet Tree Review.
Her book manuscript is Altars of Nonesuch.
Jennifer was poetry editor of Bombay Gin. She loved working with poets and writers as a faculty liaison during the Summer Writing Program.
Research & Commentary
Jennifer writes about social media and communications at The Social Academic.
She also loves television.
Her primary area of research is place, landscape, and representations of nature in poetry.
- Read her peer-reviewed articles.
- Check out reviews of contemporary poetry collections.
- Follow her research on ResearchGate and Google Scholar.
Jennifer lives in Louisiana with her fiancé, Matthew M. Pincus and their two cats, Bartlet and Ash.
She practices ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging when the cats don’t try to eat the flowers.
She loves working from home.