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Our Teachers

The Muse's instructors are all working writers and published authors who have taught courses at colleges, universities, and other community organizations. Read our teachers’ biographies and see what classes they are currently teaching.

Jennifer Malia

Jen Malia is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing Coordinator at Norfolk State University. Her children’s picture book, Too Sticky! Sensory Issues with Autism (Albert Whitman, 2020) is based on her own and her daughter’s experiences living with autism and sensory issues. She also writes chapter books and middle grade novels. She has appeared on NPR’s With Good Reason and written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Independent, Woman’s Day, Glamour, Self, Catapult, and others. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband and three kids. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @jenmaliabooks or on her website at