Carlos Dews received his B.A. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Minnesota. He taught American literature and creative writing at the University of West Florida from 1994-2003 and served as the Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages there from 2000-2002. Tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 1999, Dews served as the Founding Director of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians at Columbus State University in McCullers’s hometown of Columbus, Georgia, from 2001-2003. Dews returned to graduate school in 2006, completing an MFA in Fiction Writing at the New School University in New York in 2008. He joined the faculty of John Cabot University in 2008 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2014. He is Director of the JCU Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation.
Dews' books include Blood of the Lamb (Penguin / Blue Rider Books 2013) and Skin of the Wolf, thrillers co-authored with S. J. Rozan. He has also edited The Complete Novels of Carson McCullers (Library of America 2001), and Illumination and Night Glare: The Unfinished Autobiography of Carson McCullers (University of Wisconsin 1999) and Carson McCullers: Stories, Plays & Other Writings (Library of America 2017). With Carolyn Leste Law, Dews edited Out in the South (Temple) and This Fine Place So Far From Home: Voices of Academics from the Working Class (Temple).
In July 2021 Professor Dews was appointed Dean of Academic Affairs.
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