Christopher Chambers

Associate Professor of English

Chris Chambers
Office Location
327 Bobet Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans Department of English 6363 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-2475
Fax Number
(504) 865-2294
E-mail Address


M.F.A., University of Alabama; B.A., University of Wisconsin

Short Bio

Christopher Chambers was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and has since lived in North Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota, Florida, Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana. After receiving a degree in English at the University of Wisconsin—River Falls, he worked as a carpenter, a bartender, a dockworker, and a lifeguard. He has taught martial arts in Minneapolis, high school in south Florida, and writing in Alabama. He received an MFA degree from the University of Alabama, where he was editor of the Black Warrior Review. He has written for television, and has published fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and book reviews in The Gettysburg Review, Ninth Letter, Quarterly West, Carolina Quarterly, Indiana Review, Exquisite Corpse, CopperNickel, Louisiana Literature, Denver Quarterly, Epoch, Georgetown Review, Notre Dame Review, Washington Square, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Lit, BOMB Magazine, Fourteen Hills, and elsewhere. His work has received four Pushcart Prize nominations, and has been anthologized in French Quarter Fiction, Knoxville Bound, Maple Street Rag, and Best American Mystery Stories 2003. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for creative writing in 2008. He teaches courses in creative writing, screenwriting, and editing & publishing, and is editor of New Orleans Review.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Writing About Texts
  • Feature Screenwriting II
  • The Novella
  • Intern: Publish/ Editing