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Christopher Burnside

Principal Lecturer

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: English


Email: Christopher Burnside
Phone: 937-229-3439
HM 243


  • MFA, Creative Writing (screenwriting), National University, 2011
  • M.A., English (rhetoric and composition), University of Dayton, 2009
  • B.A., English, Kent State University, 2001


Chris Burnside has been with the Department of English in a full-time role since 2009. He teaches courses in creative writing and composition, wherein he endeavors to offer unique, experiential learning to students that furthers their writing and thinking. He is the co-founder of Dayton Writers Movement, where he writes, directs and produces award-winning audio dramas. His plays, scripts, stories and film have been performed and published in many formats, including print, live production and podcast.

Research interests

  • Narrative
  • Gender
  • Film/television
  • Writing process

Courses taught

  • Elements of Style
  • Podcast Writing
  • Creative Writing

Selected publications

  • The Hidden People (audio drama)
  • Catharsis (audio drama)
  • Unwritten (audio drama)