Jerome Stueart


Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Stueart comes to UD directly from the Yukon Territory where he spent 9 years in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. He earned his MA in English at University of Missouri-Columbia, and his PhD in English (Creative Writing) at Texas Tech University. Stueart has taught workshops for 20 years both in universities (Friends University, Newman, Texas Tech, and Wayland Baptist) and outside of them. He is a Lambda Literary Fellow for Emerging LGBT Voices, a Milton Fellow (through Image magazine) for writers of the Christian imagination, a graduate of the Clarion Workshop, and a Fulbright Fellow to Canada.

His work can be found in Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Geist, Geez, Joyland, Icarus, and several Tesseracts anthologies as well as other journals and anthologies. His first novel, One Nation Under Gods, and his collection, The Angels of Our Better Beasts, will be published in Nov 2016 and Nov 2017, respectively, from ChiZine. He co-edited anthologies Wrestling with Gods (Tesseracts 18) with science fiction and fantasy exploring faith themes, and Imaginarium 4:the Best Canadian Speculative Writing.

He has two novels-in-progress: One tells the story of a gay park ranger working at Theodore Roosevelt’s home at Sagamore Hill and living for the summer with a widow on Long Island. The novel examines the search for role models and the constraints of modern masculinity. The other is a dark fantasy novel of a re-imagined America, one where the gods “assisted” in American progress, a novel which looks closely at the role of religion in American society. One Nation Under Gods will debut at the World Fantasy convention in Columbus, Ohio, in Oct 2016.

Faculty Perspective

I’m excited to be here at University of Dayton, where I can already see that scholarship, spirituality, and social justice go hand in hand.  My dream was to teach at a Christian university, a dream I thought was nearly impossible.  I’m blessed to find that there are places for all of us.  I’m looking forward to my first year, learning the UD campus, getting to know our department and my students.

Additional Websites

For faith in science fiction and fantasy:

Courses Taught

University of Dayton:
  • ENG 200H: Identity and Representation in Comic Strips, Comic Books and Graphic Novels
  • ENG 100: Writing Seminar (Social Justice Learning Community)
  • Creative Writing Workshops (Memoir, Science Fiction, Faith Writing)
  • Novel Writing Workshop (using Nanowrimo)
  • Science Fiction Literature
  • World Literature Survey
  • American Literature Survey


  • PhD in English (Creative Writing), Texas Tech University
  • MA in English (Creative Writing), University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BA in English, History and Theatre, Wayland Baptist University

Research Interests

  • 19th and early 20th century Arctic Exploration
  • LGBT and Christianity, Churches and Spirituality
  • Writing about Faith
  • LGBT Literature
  • Science fiction/ fantasy and religion
  • Comics, Comic Books and Graphic Novels
  • Social Justice
  • Adventure Fiction
  • Animal Narrators in Literary Fiction
  • Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Era

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

“Portrait of the Artist as a Bear: Jazz, Nietzsche and the Animal Mask.” Mosaic, “The Animal” (March 2007)

“Whitman and Teddy Roosevelt: An Unpublished Whitman Manuscript at Sagamore Hill” (with Sherry Ceniza and Ed Folsom) Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Volume 23, 1/2, Summer/Fall 2005.

Editing Work

Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, Editor, ChiZine, 2015.

Wrestling with Gods: Faith in Science Fiction and Fantasy (Tesseracts 18), Editor, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, March 2015.

Selected Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“For a Look at New Worlds,” Discover Nikkei, Los Angeles, September 2015. Web.

“When We’re Not There, We’re Not Here,” Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Lightspeed, June 2015.

“Undercover at the Festival of Faith and Writing,” Geez, Fall 2012

“As the Spirit Moves Me,” Geez, Fall 2012

“How Magnificent is the Universal Donor,” Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead (anthology), Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, March 2010.

“The Moon Over Tokyo Through Leaves in the Fall,” Fantasy, September 2009.

“Bear With Me,” Tesseracts 11: Canadian Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, November 2007.

“Why the Poets Were Banned from the City,” OnSpec, Spring, 2007.

“Lemmings in the Third Year,” Tesseracts 9: Canadian Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Hades Publications, May 2005. *(see awards)


Appearance on CBC’s Definitely Not the Opera episode, “Lost Causes,” Nov 2012.

Adventures in Science: Kluane Lake Research Station (9 part series, talk tape) for CBC North about research being conducted at Kluane Lake Research Station, Summer 2009.

Yukon 2058 (5 part science fiction series, radio narrative) for CBC North about life in the Yukon Territory in 2058, in celebration of CBC North’s fiftieth anniversary, November 2008.

Leaving America (7 part memoir series, radio essays) for CBC North about my immigration journey from Texas to the Yukon Territory, May 2008

Adopting my Mother (5-part memoir series, radio essays) CBC North, June 2003

Selected Presentations and Readings

Panelist, “Queer Creative Leadership in the Arts: Leading from the Edge,” Art Talk at the Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse, Yukon, January 26 2013.

Reading, “How Magnificent is the Universal Donor,” Evolve Anthology World Book Launch, World Horror Convention, Brighton, UK, March 2010

Panelist, “Science at the Heart of Science Fiction,” Philcon, Cherry Hill, Nov 2009.

Chair of The Question of the Animal in Literature and Culture, RMMLA, Reno October 2008. 

“Akela’s Curriculum: Kipling, Baden-Powell and Animal Teachers in the Cub Scouts,” RMMLA conference, Calgary, October 6 2007. 

Panelist, “Celebrating Robert E. Howard in his Centennial Year,” AWP conference, Austin, March 8-12, 2006.

Panelist, “Evolution, with Occasional Gun: ‘Uplifted’ Animals, Violence and Moral Responsibility in Lethem’s Gun, with Occasional Music” 19th Annual conference, Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, November, 2005