Dustin Beall Smith

Adjunct Associate Professor




Campus Box 0397


Breidenbaugh Hall
Room 409
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


MFA Columbia University, 2004
BA Columbia University, 2001

Dustin Beall Smith is the recipient of the 2007 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize in Nonfiction for his book, Key Grip. A Memoir of Endless Consequences (Houghton Mifflin 2008). His essays have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Gettysburg Review, Hotel Amerika, The Louisville Review, New York Times Sunday Magazine, River Teeth, The Sun, Writing on the Edge, and elsewhere. His work has received Notable Mentions in Best American Essays, 2008 and 2009, and in Pushcart Prize, Best of the Small Presses, 2010. He has been awarded fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and Middlebury College's Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. He has taught creative writing at the Writers at the Beach Conference, the Adams County Arts Council's Imagination Station, and elsewhere. He has presented talks at many conferences, including AWP, NonfictioNow, In Praise of the Essay: Practice & Form, Dirty Laundry Lit, the Panhellenic Council’s Last Lecture Series, and TED Talks/Gettysburg. He holds a BA and an MFA from Columbia University and teaches creative writing and first-year seminars at Gettysburg. He is also the coordinator of Gettysburg College's Peer Learning Program.