Beth Loffreda

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Chairperson of Writing Writing Department 718.687.5770 p Brooklyn Campus, DeKalb Hall 3rd Fl


PhD in Literatures in English, Rutgers University BA in English, University of Virginia


Beth Loffreda grew up in Audubon, PA, and attended the University of Virginia and Rutgers. She is the author of Losing Matt Shepard and co-editor of The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. After teaching creative writing for nineteen years in Wyoming, she returned east in 2017 to join Pratt Institute’s new Writing Department as its inaugural chair.