The Master of Professional Writing faculty is composed of working, established writers in every form—nonfiction, fiction, film, literary journalism, poetry, television, theatre, new media—many of whom write in multiple forms. And despite their busy professional commitments, MPW faculty members work closely with students in small workshop settings and one-on-one. The current faculty roster includes:

 Trinie Dalton
 Janet Fitch
 Judith Freeman
 Gabrielle Pina
 Richard Rayner
 Mark Richard

 Johanna Blakley
 Bernard Cooper
 Caley Feagin
 Dana Goodyear
 Dinah Lenney
 Sandra Loh
 M G Lord
 Kenneth Turan
 David Ulin

 Dana Gioia
 Brighde Mullins

Writing for Stage and Screen
 Natalie Chaidez
 Syd Field
 Prince Gomolvilas
 Tim Kirkman
 Michael Price

Humor Writing
 Shelley Berman (Emeritus)

  • Master of Professional Writing Program
  • University of Southern California
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Mark Taper Hall of Humanities, THH 355
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0355